Monday, April 23, 2007

Perino: At Least He Didn't Make It Up

By Paul Kiel - April 23, 2007, 3:32 PM

During the White House press briefing today, Dana Perino mounted the latest rousing defense of the attorney general.

When asked how the president could have increased confidence in Gonzales after he'd pled a faulty memory some 64 times during the hearing, Perino replied that "many of those questions were repeated over and over.... [he] was asked multiple questions in various different ways on the same topics." So in other words, Gonzales only had to say "I don't remember" so often because the senators asked so very many questions. Shame on them.

And Perino also added some much needed perspective. While Gonzales may have made some people unhappy with all that memory failure, "what would have been dishonorable is if [he] had made it up." Touché.

While we're at it, here's my choice for Gonzales' most risible failure of memory.

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