A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

So Does The Plamegate Scandal Qualify as a "Hint of Impropriety?" 

RealClearPolitics from 2001

Even for Bush, who probably has more integrity in his left hand than Bill and Hillary have between them, it's not going to be easy. George W. Bush will conduct his administration under the closest ethical scrutiny in the history of our country. Even the slightest hint of impropriety by any of his staff will ignite a media firestorm and unrelenting cries of hypocrisy from the left.

It seems clear that Bush understands the gravity of the challenge. The new president used the first meeting of his first day in office to lay out rules of ethical conduct to his staff in the most explicit terms: "I expect every member of this administration to stay well within the boundaries that define legal and ethical conduct. This means avoiding even the appearance of problems. This means checking and, if need be, double-checking that the rules have been obeyed. This means never compromising those rules."

Nobody Could Have Predicted his own words would come back to haunt him...

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