November 27, 2006

Picking It Up A Step

Laura Bush calls Bob Woodward a liar:
Andy Card, also went on television and said that's not true. And let me just say the one thing about that book: Those quote of mine, were in quotes, and the author didn't call me and fact check. And it just didn't happen.
Woodward calls Laura Bush a liar:
Well, first of all, Andy Card, as you know, has gone on television and said the quotes are accurate. And that they did happen. And the first lady is saying that what she said and -- again, there is a way, and a habit they have in the White House of you write something and then they kind of pick it up one step, then they deny the version that they say you wrote.
Via Eschaton. That Woodward line about picking it up a step is pretty perceptive: it's the whole "you wish Saddam were still in power" technique in a nutshell.


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