Friday, December 16, 2005

If the President Says So

A Washington Post story (here) notes that in a recent interview of President Bush by Fox News anchor Brit Hume, the President expressed his belief that Rep. Tom DeLay was innocent of the money laundering and conspiracy charges brought in Texas.  According to the story, the President said, "I hope that he will [be acquitted], 'cause I like him, and plus, when he's over there, we get our votes through the House."  Thank goodness the facts and the jury are less important than political expediency.  Of course, the President also said he did not believe that former Baltimore Oriole Rafael Palmeiro -- who he knew from their time together with the Texas Rangers -- did not lie to Congress about his steroid use, and the House Government Reform Committee found insufficient evidence to make of criminal referral on the case, so maybe the President knows something we don't. (ph)

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