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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

More Rove coverage

So now that the liberals/media can't seem to make it sound like Rove did anything wrong they're starting in on the whole "Bush lied" deal. This post at Just One Minute talks about what Bush said and when he actually said it with cited sources. So this also can't stick and it's only a matter of time before they realize they've ended up being on the wrong side of an issue... again.

Sep 30, 2003:

Bush: "Yes. Let me just say something about leaks in Washington. There are too many leaks of classified information in Washington. There's leaks at the executive branch; there's leaks in the legislative branch. There's just too many leaks. And if there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of."(emphasis mine)

McClellan press conference here.

Q Scott, the President seemed to raise the bar and add a qualifier today when discussing whether or not anybody would be dismissed for -- in the leak of a CIA officer's name,(ed. emphasis theirs- probably a reference point for searching purposes) in which he said that he would -- if someone is found to have committed a crime, they would no longer work in this administration. That's never been part of the standard before, why is that added now?

MR. McCLELLAN: No, I disagree, Terry. I think that the President was stating what is obvious when it comes to people who work in the administration: that if someone commits a crime, they're not going to be working any longer in this administration. Now the President talked about how it's important for us to learn all the facts. We don't know all the facts, and it's important that we not prejudge the outcome of the investigation. We need to let the investigation continue. And the investigators are the ones who are in the best position to gather all the facts and draw the conclusions. And at that point, we will be more than happy to talk about it, as I indicated last week.

The reporters repeat themselves, but you can check out the references on the Whitehouse page for yourself. So shut up about this idiocy! Bush didn't lie.