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09.12.06 01:41 AM


i'm not usually one to discuss politics, but last week, some really stupid quotes made their way into the media from two government officials.

the first is from a digital recording made in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office of him talking about a Hispanic legislator's fiery temperament. investigators are currently looking into whether hackers got into the governor's office computers or whether the recording, which was stored as an MP3 file on the governor's office server.

according to the AP: "The recording, made during a speechwriting session last March, was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, which published a story last week. It featured the governor and his chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, idly speculating about the ethnic background of state Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, R-Cathedral City, whom Kennedy praises for her gumption."

and this is what he said: "They are all very hot. They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it."

while it might be a crime and breach of security for someone to have obtained the file, isn't it a crime that he even said what he said? it's even further criminal that "Garcia said she was not offended and appeared by the governor's side as he apologized."

and the unquotable of all unquotables last week was g w bush in his interview with katie couric, where he said: “One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.’’

and i'll just let that one speak for itself.

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