Monday, July 11, 2005

What Bill Clinton should have said

The "Bush Brain," Karl Rove, now says that he didn't break the law against disclosing the identity of CIA operatives in his conversations with journalists because he didn't mention her actual name.

Since the new standard for truth now turns on the specification of women's names, it's clear that when Bill Clinton said:

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky." (Washington, D.C., January 26, 1998)

his justification should have been "I thought her name was Monica Lewis." Because, that was Monica's mother's surname. But maybe Bill thought that such a defense would be too, well, Rovian.

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