Monday, October 16, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Monday

"He wakes up every morning thinking about how he can help the Republican team."
David Thompson, a former Hastert aide
Hastert's Team Mentality to Be Tested as Foley Scandal Unfolds
[Wouldn't it be nice to have someone who at least wakes up occasionally thinking about how he/she can help the American people?]

"If you total up the number of people that are being killed, that are being wounded, that are being displaced and are being forced to leave the country, and the zones in which there is major civil conflict . . . trying to declare there isn't a civil war borders on the absurd."
Anthony Cordesman, an analyst for the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dozens Of Iraqis Killed in Reprisals
[Yes, but the White House has become the theater of the absurd]

“If he is seen as wearing two hats, reporters as well as the public will inevitably wonder: is he speaking to us now as the traditional press secretary, or is he speaking to us as a political partisan?”
David R. Gergen, who served in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations and also advised Clinton
Bush’s Press Secretary Is Raising Money, and Some Eyebrows
[That's easy! He and everyone else in the White House is speaking to us as a political partisan]

''If they're going to have a civil war, they're going to have to do it without us.''
Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the leading Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee
2 GOP Senators Want New Iraq Strategy
[How many times has history got to show that outside armies never have effectively coped with a civil before we get it?]


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