Thursday, March 09, 2006

A dubious honor

Solaman, my biological brother and fellow MOB member, informs me that I got a mention in the Minneapolis STrib. Oh, rapture!

Richard Nixon said the one thing he'd do differently if he had the chance was burn the tapes.

President Bush is probably wishing he'd had taken Tricky Dick's advice. The only question: Which tape would he torch first?

Would it be the tape of his Sept. 1 "Good Morning America" interview, in which he said, in response to a question about Hurricane Katrina and the devastation in New Orleans, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees"?

Or would it be the recently uncovered tape of an Aug. 28, 2005, video conference -- the day before Katrina hit New Orleans -- in which the president is told by a National Hurricane Center meteorologist: "I don't think any model can tell you with any confidence right now whether the levees will be topped or not but that is obviously a very, very grave concern"?


Shock and Blog (3) found a loophole for the Bush administration. "Notice that the expert ... refers to the levees being topped, not breached. There's a difference. It's like comparing your bathtub being filled to the top and slopping over the edge and your bathtub being filled to the top and someone taking a sledgehammer to the side of it."

"A loophole?" Is that what the left is calling facts and logic these days? Loopholes?


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