31 July 2007

how conveennnnyent...

that's what the Church Lady, aka Dana Carvey, used to say on SNL

Larry King has just heard what fits right into the Church Lady's comment:

Larry King: In that regard, The New York Times -- which, as you said, is not your favorite -- reports it was you who dispatched Gonzales and Andy Card to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft's hospital in 2004 to push Ashcroft to certify the President's intelligence-gathering program. Was it you?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: I don't recall -- first of all, I haven't seen the story. And I don't recall that I gave instructions to that effect.

That would be something you would recall.

THE VICE PRESIDENT: I would think so. But certainly I was involved because I was a big advocate of the Terrorist Surveillance Program, and had been responsible and working with General Hayden and George Tenet to get it to the President for approval. By the time this occurred, it had already been approved about 12 times by the Department of Justice. There was nothing new about it.

LK: So you didn't send them to get permission.

THE VICE PRESIDENT: I don't recall that I was the one who sent them to the hospital.

how conveennnnyent...

don't you think that he should be able to answer a direct yes or no to that question? is there some sort of contagious disease running rampant in Washington, D.C.?

donta recalitis?

Gonzales repeatedly used the words "I don't recall." in his Congressional hearings. Others have also. It's spreading rapidly.

I certainly hope that they'll get the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services on the bandwagon quickly to come up with a cure. Given their track record on global disasters like AIDS, I don't have much hope though.

Oh, wait. It's a Republican disease. They'll put all the government's money behind it finding an antidote, ummm remedy, ummm medication, ummm antiserum, ummm treatment, ummm physic!

that's the word - physic - it's what my grandmother used to call an enema!

i feel safer now...

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