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16 October 2004 @ 01:31 am
"The truth is useless. You have to understand this right now. You can't deposit the truth in a bank. You can't buy groceries with the truth. You can't pay rent with the truth. The truth is a useless commodity that will hang around your neck like an albatross all the way to the homeless shelter. And if you think that the million or so people in this country that are really interested in the truth about their government can support people who would tell them the truth, you got another thing coming. Because the million or so people in this country that are truly interested in the truth don't have any money."

Spoken by Jeb Bush in conversation with
Retired Naval Intelligence Officer, Al Martin
and Cited in Bushwhacked, by
Uri Dowbenko, September, 2002

--- Stolen from Rev. Jeffrey Paul (http://sneak.datavibe.net/blog/read?id=716)
A Speck of Universe Dust: dohwolfteaparty on October 16th, 2004 02:12 am (UTC)
Oh, gawd!
push loud penspush_loud_pens on October 16th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
see, and people think the republicans are stupid. they aren't stupid, just evil.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 16th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Preach it!
Nightwalkerhalfawake on October 16th, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
This is why I hate politics. It's the lies, the fearmongering, the gross exaggerations, the "healty skies" initiatives that make our clean air standards more lax, the fraud in elections that is the electoral college...need I go on?
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Neosis: Closeupneosis on October 16th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think it should enrage or depress you, however, I do think the remark reflects on the character of the man who made it, and I will hold it against him. It looks like it's an obvious attempt to intimidate someone into silence, and a crass one at that.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 16th, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC)
I don't believe this is a statement that any elected official should make.

Since you're a philosophy guy, I would like to hear how this is a condemnation of us. I'm sure you have a good reason for it.