Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Are you calling me a liar?

I used to collect bills for a shipping company. I had one person repeatedly tell me that the check was in the mail and gee, four weeks later, I was beginning to doubt her. I voiced my opinion, and this lady got all huffy asking me, "Are you calling me a liar?" I responded, "If the shoe fits."

I got into a shitload of trouble for this. And to this day, I can't understand why.

This is from a transcript of today's exchange between Sen. Barbara Boxer and Dr. Condaleeza Rice.

SEN. BOXER: Well, you should read what we voted on when we voted to support the war, which I did not, but most of my colleagues did. It was WMD, period. That was the reason and the causation for that, you know, particular vote.

But, again, I just feel you quote President Bush when it suits you but you contradicted him when he said, "Yes, Saddam could have a nuclear weapon in less than a year." You go on television nine months later and said, "Nobody ever said it was" --

MS. RICE: Senator, that was just a question of pointing out to people that there was an uncertainty. No one was saying that he would have to have a weapon within a year for it to be worth it to go to war.

SEN. BOXER: Well, if you can't admit to this mistake, I hope that you'll --

MS. RICE: Senator, we can have this discussion in any way that you would like. But I really hope that you will refrain from impugning my integrity. Thank you very much.

SEN. BOXER: I'm not. I'm just quoting what you said. You contradicted the president and you contradicted yourself.

MS. RICE: Senator, I'm happy to continue the discussion, but I really hope that you will not imply that I take the truth lightly.
Actually, Ms. Rice? YOUR WORDS implied that you take the truth lightly. Actually, no, they don't imply it, they INDICATE it.

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