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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: The Wrong Week


“A Travis County grand jury today indicted U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land on a single count of felony criminal conspiracy involving an exchange of money that made corporate cash available to Republican Texas House candidates in 2002.”
-Houston Chronicle, October 8, 2005

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.”
-Steve McCroskey, Airplane

“Outside the blind trusts he created to avoid a conflict of interest, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist earned tens of thousands of dollars from stock in a family-founded hospital chain largely controlled by his brother, documents show.

The Tennessee Republican, whose sale this summer of HCA Inc. stock is under federal investigation, has long maintained he could own HCA shares and still vote on health care legislation without a conflict because he had placed the stock in blind trusts approved by the Senate.
However, ethics experts say a partnership arrangement shown in documents obtained by The Associated Press raises serious doubts about whether the senator truly avoided a conflict.”
-Associated Press, October 11, 2005

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
-Steve McCroskey, Airplane

“In two appearances before the federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's name, Lewis (Scooter) Libby, the chief of staff to Vice President Cheney, did not disclose a crucial conversation that he had with New York Times reporter Judith Miller in June 2003 about the operative, Valerie Plame, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of his sworn testimony.”
-National Journal, October 11, 2005

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.”
-Steve McCroskey, Airplane

“The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are working on stories that point to Vice President Dick Cheney as the target of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame's name.”
-Huffington Post, October 11, 2005

“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.”
-Steve McCroskey, Airplane

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