Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Liar Liar

I have been keeping an eye on the stories about the firings of seven U.S. attorneys last year. Aside from the involvement of the White House, and the possibility that politics played a part in the firings, there is something else that came to light yesterday which bothers me.

One of the attorneys fired was David Iglesias of New Mexico. He has stated that he received two calls from congresspeople pressuring him on certain cases he was working on. Last week, when Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) was asked about this, he reportedly said "I have no idea what he's talking about."

Suddenly yesterday, Sen. Domenici said that he did, indeed, call Atty. Iglesias, although he denies having applied any pressure. How interesting that he had this urge to set the matter straight, a day before Atty. Iglesias was to testify before Congress, having previously made clear that he would name names if requested to do so under oath. The Senator also says "In retrospect, I regret making that call and I apologize."

Well that's real nice, Senator, but what about the GIANT LIE you told about the whole thing last week? That part where you said "I have no idea what he's talking about." Do you regret that? Would you like to apologize for that? You know, apologize for lying to the press, your constituents and the rest of the world. Or perhaps we are just to accept that lying is a normal day to day occurrence in your life as a Senator? If so, I hope the people in your state throw you out on your ear the next chance they get.

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