Bob Dole sent a damning and accusatory, electronic letter to McClellan, complaining of his lack of integrity, love of money and lack of loyalty. Of course, the loyalty is in regard to bush junior, and not the United States. He acknowledges, that, McClellan may be speaking the truth, but why did he not quit earlier. If it is true, then why did not more busheviks leave? Again, loyalty was to bush and not to America. If the object was the country, the republic, the Constitution, then, the Executive Mansion and the administration would have been a ghost town.
- Mendacity is a system we live in. — Brick Pollitt
- Didn't you notice the powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room? — Big Daddy Pollitt *
Dole took money shilling for a drug company about his pecker problem. Did he not have enough money, so that, that was not needed? apparently the embarrassment and ickky-yuck dimension did not shame him. I realise that is a cheap ad hominem, but the crop is in the field. And then, it is, shoot the messenger, when you do not like the message. Gangsters in the rackets never appreciated snitches.
In an ironic, ass-biting moment, it is McClellan, now, being in the position of Richard Clarke and Paul O'Neil, whom he both excoriated when he was in the liar's pulpit. This corrupt and usurperous administration has contacted the public with a permanent, propaganda campaign of falsity. Fleischer, McClellan, Snow and now, Perrino are their designated mouth pieces. Their job was to misdirect, attack, defend and lie. Fleischer was very aggressive, McCllelan was stolid, Snow had an air of false suavity, though, Perrino is cute and far less obnoxious — mendacity — is their stock and trade and their job description. McClellan seemed embarrassed at some of the lies he told. It was noticeable.
The press were, often, lazy and cowardly. The Washington Post and the New York Times, the [hold a stifled giggle] supposed liberal titans, swallowed whole the war rubbish. Most of the press seemed to be in agreement with the Wall Street Journal's editorial page. The Knight Ridder reporters, Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and John Walcott were diligent and observant, but their capable talent was no basis to be considered, as they were small fish swimming against the tide.
Miss Helen Thomas, also was not fooled, and she was insulted, ignored and frozen out. When David Gregory showed some tenacity, it was, not unsurprisingly, that he was treated in an unfriendly manner. Snow, especially, was curt when challenged by the truth, or a tenacious questioner.
But, the country loves its myths and lies, just as an insecure and stupid woman would bed, a smarmy and unctuous horn dog, whom would tell her, that, she is beautiful. Mendacity is the system we live in. Mendacity is used to manipulate. Mendacity creates the objects of our desires, that, reality refuses to invent. Cold, sober reality only suggests the truth. The truth is, that, which is. And people want, what, they want.
from Tennessee Williams', Cat on a Hot Tin Roof