Filtered: Investigate This
There are still serious questions that we believe need to be answered, and we think they should be fully investigated.
White House spokesman
Monday, September 20
Now that journalists and members of the Bush administration are so obsessed with uncovering the origins of forged documents after Dan Rathers apology for not verifying the authenticity of records related to George Bushs National Guard service, were wondering if journalists and members of the Bush administration will call for an investigation into a much more outrageous set of forged documents . . .
That, of course, would be the investigation into just who forged the notorious Niger-uranium documents that purported to show that Iraq had purchased uranium from Niger the underlying issue that led to the Plame investigation in the first place.
Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo, Sunday, September 19
Marshalls dispatch was related to the investigation into who in the Bush administration blew Valerie Plames CIA cover, not CBS, but we couldnt help putting the two calls for document investigations together. CBSs documents may have tarnished Dan Rathers career, but the Niger documents helped push us into war. So whats happening on the search for those responsible for the Niger papers? Not much, according to Marshall, who writes, The dirty little secret is that theres never been any real investigation into where those documents came from . . . Despite claims to the contrary, the FBI hasnt made any serious effort to find out who was behind the scam. Marshall himself does some investigating, though. Check his Talkingpointsmemo.com for more.
eBay Will Save Us
RICHARD CHENEY, vice president of the United States, campaigning in Cincinnati, September 9: The economys changing, you know. Its somebody pointed out to me today that something like 400,000 people make some money trading on eBay, you know. [Crosstalk.] Well, I didnt say their whole living. I mean, theyve got various businesses and so forth, and they come and spend part of their time on eBay and generate some income that way, and thats a source that didnt even exist 10 years ago.
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SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS, vice presidential nominee, campaigning in Washington, D.C., September 9: Dick Cheney said, well, now wait a minute. The economys actually doing better than most people in the country are aware of because there are a lot of people selling things on eBay. You know, Im here to tell you if we include the lemonade stands and the bake sales, this economys roaring.
Guess God Wont Be Reaching Out to Democrats
Our God and the Republican Party are reaching out to young people.
First daughter Barbara Bush,
September 15 at St. Norbert College,
De Pere, Wisconsin, in a speech open only to Bush-Cheney supporters