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March 21, 2007

As PR moves go,
Posted by Rosa Brooks

Bush's insistence that his advisors will speak to Congress only if they don't have to speak under oath doesn't seem like a very good one. If you intend to tell the truth, there's no reason to fear being under oath.

Of course, if you intend to lie like crazy, it's definitely wise to avoid being under oath. In fact, now that I think about it, maybe Bush's refusal to let his advisors testify under oath is itself a form of honesty. George W. is updating of the story of George Washington and the cherry tree: instead of "Father, I cannot tell a lie," he offers, "Congress, I cannot swear to tell the truth."

UPDATE: the House Judiciary Committee's having none of it.


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