Tuesday, June 21, 2005

10,000 Angels will swear you were wrong

I've watched the video of Sen. Durbin's apology and I think it was more than slimy. He apologised to "some" who thought his remarks were in poor taste. He invoked the words of Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, to indicate that, if his words turned out to be correct, he would be vindicated. I can think of several quotations from Lincoln and one from Mark Twain that he could have used with more effectiveness and would have been more apropos. First, these from Lincoln:
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
What kills the skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
No, Sir, it is the politician who is the first to sound the alarm (which, by the way, is a false one.) It is he, who, by these unholy means, is endeavoring to blow up a storm that he may ride upon and direct.
Or possibly this one from Mark Twain:.
It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
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