Monday, March 26, 2007

What'd He Say?

Not a single day goes by that I am not stupefied by the 29% of Americans that still support this president. Truth Out's Jason Leopold, with Marc Ash have parsed through the Libby trial notes to bring us to, "Cheney's Handwritten Notes Implicate Bush in Plame Affair."
"Can you make out what's crossed out, Mr. Addington?" Wells asked, according to a copy of the transcript of Tuesday's court proceedings.
"It says 'the guy' and then it says, 'this Pres.' and then that is scratched through," Addington said.
"OK," Wells said. "Let's start again. 'Not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy ...' and then what's scratched through?" Wells asked Addington again, attempting to establish that Cheney had originally written that President Bush personally asked Libby to beat back Wilson's criticisms.
"T-h-i-s space P-r-e-s," Addington said, spelling out the words. "And then it's got a scratch-through."
"So it looks like 'this Pres.?'" Wells asked again.
"Yes sir," Addington said.
Hallelujah and pass the ammunition. Read the rest of Jason and Marc's story here.

2 comments:

op99 said...

Here's what Cheney's note would have been sans the crossout (from Truthout):

Thus, Cheney's notes would have read "not going to protect one staffer and sacrifice the guy this Pres. asked to stick his head in the meat grinder because of the incompetence of others." The words "this Pres." were crossed out and replaced with "that was," but are still clearly legible in the document.

Psychomikeo said...

I read some where that if King George II was to drag Laura on to the white house lawn & cut her throat that the 29% would beleive Karl's spin of it,that Laura fell on the knife & still support the King while listening to the Toby Keith's newest song about the the death of poor Laura B.