Thursday, April 05, 2007

This is really something. Orrin Hatch (Sen. R - UT) lays out a series of facts about Carol Lam, none of which turn out to be true. When he's called on it, he issues the following statement:

"My comments about Carol Lam's record as a U.S. Attorney were accurate, but I misspoke when making the point of discussing politically connected U.S. Attorneys. I accidentally used her name, instead of her predecessor, Alan Bersin, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton."

In other words, 'My statement was accurate because all of the things I said were true about someone, even if they weren't true of the person I said I was talking about.'

Truly an inspired bit of sophistry.

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