Pulling Out the Savoy Truffle

Reflections on music, literature, politics, and pop culture from retired rock musician, writer, and college professor Jim Booth. Email comments to Jim at jim@jimbooth.org.

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Humpty Dumpty....

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."
Lewis Carroll

Vice-President Cheney seems to have determined that if HE says it, it must be true. Despite the report from the chief U.S. weapons inspector that Saddam had built NO WMD's after 1991, Cheney insists that this justifies Dubya's decision to go to war.

I'm not sure which troubles me more - Cheney's delusion that whatever he and this administration say and do is justified because they say and do it or his arrogance that he can simply lie in the face of overwhelming evidence and he'll be believed by about 50% of the American voting public.



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