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#3273: Sen. Leahy's Spoonerisms (fwd)
From: Tom F. Driver <email@example.com>
Did anyone notice the two howlers in quoted remarks of Senator Patrick
Leahy (D-Vt.) at the Foreign Operations Subcommittee, March 21, 2000?
In the version I received via Corbett, the senator was quoted as follows:
"Mr. Chairman, this is an excellent time to be examining United States
policy towards Haiti. ... What has been accomplished in Haiti? Verv little, as
far as I can tell. ... The judicial system is in disarray, the police are
politicized, and the average person lies [sic] from hand to mouth."
Oh, my! How many ways are there to lie?
Later on, introducing Ambassador Steinberg, Sen. Leahy reportedly said: "If
anyone is capable of injecting pragmatism and forthrightness into our
policies in Haiti, it is Don Steinberg and I commend Chairman McConnell for
inciting [sic] him here to testify."
It makes you wonder: How credible is an incited witness?
Tom F. Driver
New York City