Patterico's Pontifications

5/12/2003

BLATANT LIE OF THE DAY:

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:23 pm

BLATANT LIE OF THE DAY: From Tom Daschle, who told a whopper today about Miguel Estrada:

The Blatant Lie: “If he just fills out his job application, there would be no filibuster . . . He refuses to do it. You wouldn’t hire somebody that wouldn’t fill out their job application. It’s unprecedented that he would deny us the right to the information that so many of his predecessors have provided.

The Truth: As I explained on February 23, “[n]o judicial nominee in history has been asked for all the memos they wrote for the Justice Department, though 67 previous nominees worked for DoJ.”

This is almost as good as the blatant lie that Chuckie S. [Schumer] told about Estrada, as documented in my post of February 26: “We are not keeping it [the Estrada nomination] from going to the floor for a vote.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:26 am

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m sorry we don’t have enough soldiers to help you.” — U.S. Army Maj. Jack Nales explaining what he tells Iraqis looking for protection from rampant violent crime.

GIVING UP: Apparently the U.S.

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:22 am

GIVING UP: Apparently the U.S. may be giving up on finding WMD in Iraq. “The group directing all known U.S. search efforts for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is winding down operations without finding proof that President Saddam Hussein kept clandestine stocks of outlawed arms, according to participants.”


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