Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Double Negative Doesn't Not Speak Truth

Hat Tip To Wonkette: look at this item from Roll Call, a congressional publication!

Vice President Cheney isn’t not on the phone records of the alleged D.C. Madam, who is accused of running a high-price call-girl ring in Washington, the accused madam’s lawyer said on Tuesday.
This is the entirety of the item.

Let's examine the possibilities. The D.C. Madam's lawyer is being quoted correctly, in which case he's saying that Cheney paid for it. Or a copywriter misquoted, in which case the lawyer is or is not saying it.

I think they are trying to say Cheney was a client, but they're hoping that the message is confusing enough that the Administration won't understand and therefore take no action; such action presumably involving a black cloth bag and and a long drive in a windowless van, for starters.

And yes, for you to believe this you have to believe that Cheney has some element of human sexual response that you didn't think him capable of. Deal with it. At least it's not Ashcroft.

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