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Four Color Politics

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

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Cleaning Up the Dirty Work

“Suspected insurgents set off two bombs in a main square of central Baghdad where scores of Iraqis were waiting for jobs as day laborers on Tuesday, killing at least 57 people and wounding 151, police said.”
-Associated Press, December 12, 2006

“Speaking with reporters at the State Department after the meetings there, Bush said that he and the advisers talked about ‘the neighborhood -- the countries that surround Iraq and the responsibilities that they have.’ That group includes not only Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, but also Iran and Syria.”
-LA Times, December 11, 2006

“You have to give Fearless Leader some credit.. The man has some brass ones. We overthrew a country and now it has become the neighbors’ problem (without our ever admitting that we did anything wrong). Wow. I just wish that there were some way to bottle that level of denial. You could make a fortune.”

“An unexpected phone call from the Secret Service is usually an unwanted phone call.

Are agents calling about that $100 bill you spent that turned out to be phony? Was there something in your snide remark about presidential politics that someone somehow terribly misinterpreted?
It turned out that when the Secret Service phoned Lesa Glucroft, they were calling about hand lotion.
Officials wanted to know if the Calabasas businesswoman was interested in sticking the U.S. presidential seal on her lotions and powders and selling them as ‘America's Legacy’ at the White House gift shop.
At first she thought it was a hoax.
‘I certainly didn't think it was a serious call,’ said Glucroft, a registered Democrat.
But the inquiry, from a licensing agent for the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Benefit Fund, was genuine. And now a line of toiletries bearing the presidential insignia is about to hit the gift shop's shelves.”
-LA Times, December 1, 2006

“The ad copy practically writes itself: ‘Now wash your hands of problems the same way the President does!’”

“Out, out damned spot!”
-Lady MacBeth


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