Sunday, May 29, 2005

Some Good Old Ways In

from the PR Practitioners' Circle of Hell, there is a little, little room all privately reserved and waiting just for White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

In response to Amnesty International's 2005 Human Rights Report, the foreword to which called Guantanamo Bay 'the gulag of our times', and whose allegations he dismissed as 'ridiculous and unsupported by the facts', McClellan hawked up the following bolus of corrosively po-faced, spectacularly shameless mendacity:
We hold people accountable when there's abuse. We take steps to prevent it from happening again. And we do so in a very public way for the world to see that we lead by example and that we do have values that we hold very dearly and believe in.

How, please god someone tell me how does such a man get up and look in the mirror of a morning without spontaneously disintegrating into a heap of self-abominating schmutz?

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