Thursday, July 26, 2007

When "Speaking Consistently" Is Much Like Lying

Take a gander at this rhetorical spew from Tony the Snow job trying to defend the untenable and unbelievable AG Gonzales:
Q On Gonzales, this Negroponte memo shows an apparent contradiction in what he told the committee two days ago about that briefing at the White House. But yet Gonzales' spokesman says that what he said on Tuesday was true. How can that be? Can you explain that?

MR. SNOW: Unfortunately we get into areas that you cannot discuss openly. It's a very complex issue. But the Attorney General was speaking consistently. The President supports him. I think at some point this is going to be something where members are going to have to go behind closed doors and have a fuller discussion of the issues. But I can't go any further than that.
Certainly, "speaking consistently" is an important factor when communicating with the public as an employee who is supposed to be working for the American people. However, I'd prefer the truth. How about you? Incidentally, should we be supporting a President who supports such a man?


Neil Shakespeare said...

Absolutely. You cannot discuss this openly. It's just too damn complex.

LEAHY: Let me put this as simply as I can: Mr. Gonzalez, do you have Alzheimers?

GONZALEZ: I can't recall.

Mary Ellen said...

I have no idea why our Senators and Congressmen don't call Gonzo what he is ...a liar. It's so simple, a little four letter word that is much nicer than most four letter words that I could think of calling him. He's a consistent liar.