Screw the truth, go with the heart: Fucking with English in the Courts

“I take full responsibility for what happened at Enron,” said Lay, 62. “But saying that, I know in my mind that I did nothing criminal.”


That quote
from Ken Lay reminds me of a Reagan quote of equal shifyness:

Let’s start with the part that is the most controversial. A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that’s true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. As the Tower board reported, what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms for hostages. This runs counter to my own beliefs, to administration policy, and to the original strategy we had in mind. There are reasons why it happened, but no excuses. It was a mistake.


Ronald Reagan

And, of course, our man Billy’s most excellent dictionary’ing: “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.”