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#1 Call Me Robin

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 06:57 PM

Yes, Scooter's boss authorized him to discuss classified information with the press.  More here.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:53 PM

NOW things are going to get interesting.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:22 AM

View PostRhea, on Feb 9 2006, 08:53 PM, said:

NOW things are going to get interesting.

Ditto!  Where's the popcorn?  :eat:

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:05 AM

It's not much of a defense, actually, since he's not accused of leaking classified information.

He's accused of lying and saying he DIDN'T.

Saying he was allowed to leak the information doesn't absolve him from lying about it.  

In fact, it makes him look worse, cause if CHeney gave him permission to leak, then why would he have to lie and say he didn't?

He's just digging himself in deeper.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:12 AM

He's just digging himself in deeper.

And taking Cheney with him.  :D

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:14 AM

Cheney and "other superiors."  Uh-hem.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:58 AM

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Yes, Scooter's boss authorized him to discuss classified information with the press.

Now how could that be possible?  'Cuz you remember, Bush said:

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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.

and then, just a few seconds later, he repeated (oddly, almost word-for-word, as if it were something he'd been coached on):

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But I want to tell you something -- leaks of classified information are a bad thing. And we've had them -- there's too much leaking in Washington. That's just the way it is. And we've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them and I want to know who the leakers are.

So, it's just not possible that Cheney would have authorized a leak, because, if so, then Bush would be lying that they were trying to crack down on that and running a tight ship.  And Bush being deceptive is, of course, unthinkable.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 01:00 PM

View PostZwolf666, on Feb 10 2006, 11:58 AM, said:

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Yes, Scooter's boss authorized him to discuss classified information with the press.

Now how could that be possible?  'Cuz you remember, Bush said:

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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.

and then, just a few seconds later, he repeated (oddly, almost word-for-word, as if it were something he'd been coached on):

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But I want to tell you something -- leaks of classified information are a bad thing. And we've had them -- there's too much leaking in Washington. That's just the way it is. And we've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them and I want to know who the leakers are.

So, it's just not possible that Cheney would have authorized a leak, because, if so, then Bush would be lying that they were trying to crack down on that and running a tight ship.  And Bush being deceptive is, of course, unthinkable.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:37 PM

So then if my Boss authorizes me to capture someone and skin them alive, it's ok, right? because if my Boss authorizes me to break the law it absolves me of all responsibility, right?

I swear the arrogance of these Republicans in the White house makes Taminy Hall look like a Church Social.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:44 PM

View PostZwolf666, on Feb 10 2006, 08:58 AM, said:

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Yes, Scooter's boss authorized him to discuss classified information with the press.

Now how could that be possible? 'Cuz you remember, Bush said:

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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.

and then, just a few seconds later, he repeated (oddly, almost word-for-word, as if it were something he'd been coached on):

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But I want to tell you something -- leaks of classified information are a bad thing. And we've had them -- there's too much leaking in Washington. That's just the way it is. And we've had leaks out of the administrative branch, had leaks out of the legislative branch, and out of the executive branch and the legislative branch, and I've spoken out consistently against them and I want to know who the leakers are.

So, it's just not possible that Cheney would have authorized a leak, because, if so, then Bush would be lying that they were trying to crack down on that and running a tight ship. And Bush being deceptive is, of course, unthinkable.

:)

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The second statement immediately made me think of some little boys peeing at a wall. :p~ Leakers, indeed. <giggles uncontrollably>

Edited by Rhea, 10 February 2006 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 06:28 PM

Speaking of Cheney, Howard Dean compared him to Aaron Burr on "Face the Nation."  Burr is the former VP (under Jefferson) who was later tried for treason.  BWAH!
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 06:53 PM

Burr was also the guy who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton.  

I think Dean may be psychic.   :devil:
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:17 PM

Now maybe it's just me, but usually when one hunter shoots another hunter here in Ohio, somebody goes to jail....

Strange how that's not happening to Mr. Cheney...
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:38 PM

Whittington, obviously, is the new Al Qaida redshirt #3.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:43 PM

When one hunter shoots another here in West Virginia the police investigate it and if they declare it an accident no one goes to jail.
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:12 AM

View Postwaterpanther, on Feb 12 2006, 03:53 PM, said:

Burr was also the guy who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton.  

I think Dean may be psychic.   :devil:
Wo!  :eek4:  That's right!  

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:17 AM

Well in Texas if it's a Lawyer...

it depends.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:28 AM

So many leaks in Washington...I always knew knew the Bush Administration was full of B.S., and now it's oozing out.  Sounds gross?  Well, given the situation, it seems apporpriate.

Scooter is guilty, no matter what.  But if what the little worm says is true, then, Cheney has a lot to answer for, as do anyone, and everyone else involved.

As the the shooting incident, well, it was an accident.  However, it is still Dick's fault, and he should be treated according to the laws in Texas for it reguardless of who he is.  In both situations, NO ONE should be above the law. :angry:
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:43 AM

Scooter just better watch out that he doesn't get invited to go hunting with his former boss.  :devil:

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:11 AM

View PostCardie, on Feb 13 2006, 06:43 AM, said:

Scooter just better watch out that he doesn't get invited to go hunting with his former boss. :devil:

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