From Reuters (transcript of White House press briefing 12-07-07):

WASHINGTON–(Business Wire)–James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

12:42 P.M. EST

MS. [Dana] PERINO: Good afternoon. I don’t have anything to start with on
this Friday, so I’ll go straight to questions. Jennifer.

Q Thanks. On these CIA videotapes, did either the President or
Vice President or Condoleezza Rice, when she was National Security
Advisor, or Steve Hadley, see them before they were destroyed?

MS. PERINO: I spoke to the President, and so I will have to defer
on the others. But I spoke to the President this morning about this.
He has no recollection of being made aware of the tapes or their
destruction before yesterday. He was briefed by General Hayden
yesterday morning. And as to the others, I’ll have to — I’ll refer
you to the Vice President’s office and I’ll see if I can get the

Q Was there any White House involvement in approving or commenting
upon their destruction?

MS. PERINO: As I said, the President has no recollection knowing
about the tapes or about their destruction, and so I can’t answer the
follow up.


Q And did the President express no opinion at all about not being
made aware of these tapes? You said he was — he has no recollection
of being made aware of the tapes or their destruction before
yesterday. Obviously, General Hayden has known for some time that
these tapes existed and were destroyed. Is the President angry or
upset about being kept in the dark?

MS. PERINO: As I said, I’m not going to characterize — I asked
the President about whether he knew about the tapes and their
existence or their destruction; he said he had no recollection of
that. He did not remember being made aware of those prior to yesterday
morning. And as I said in previous times before, I’m not going to
characterize his reaction.

(emphasis mine)

Okay, Gonzo Alberto Gonzales tried this I don’t recall bullshit, and nobody believed him. However, we now have evidence that Chimpy is most likely lying. From AFP:

Chimps have better memory than adult humans: study

TOKYO (AFP) — Young chimpanzees have an extraordinary memory that is far better than that of adult humans, a Japanese study said Tuesday.

The research, published in the US journal Current Biology, said young chimpanzees can remember numbers flashed on a computer screen after just one glance.

Original DVD cover.
Explain now why Chimpy doesn’t remember, Dana.


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8 responses to “Devolution…

  1. Friend of the court

    The President has no recollection of being made aware. Too bad, he recollects being made President. If I turn Republican, do you think I could forget the last seven years? Reality has begun to lose much appeal…..where am I?

  2. Got a Grip

    fotc, I keep hoping that we’ll wake up someday soon and it will all have been just a collective bad dream. Reality sucks, at least at this time in this country…..

  3. nonnie9999

    the new rethug motto:

    30 days hath september,
    anything else, we don’t remember.

  4. Friend of the court

    The local paper had a huge spew on the op ed page, on Sunday. About a dozen letters from local lights condeming Jerry McNerney for being, “anti war”, and wanting to get this country out of Iraq. I still have a headache and my left eyelid has been twitching for three days. As soon as I can see straight, I will be sending along a note of my own. I don’t think that an appeal to their better angels will do much good so, I will be hitting hard on the $200 million a day angle. Maybe, that fact will sink in. It is stunning to see so much anger that there is a Representative in DC who is “anti-war”.

  5. nonnie9999

    i don’t understand what these people want for their kids and grandkids. is peace such a terrible thing? i just don’t get it.

  6. Got a Grip

    I think to some of them peace really is a terrible thing. And that makes me very sad…..

  7. nightowl724

    What am I doing here? I can’t seem to recall. Oh, yeah, it was to laugh at nonnie’s latest work, and to cry at Bush’s latest load of crap.

    I’m wondering. Haven’t the Rethugs ever heard of Aricept? I mean, there’s medication for this kind of problem, and they DO have prescription benefits.

    But, to them, “Ignorance is bliss.” And, so far, we’re keeping them on the job, even with those “little memory issues.”

  8. nonnie9999

    i am wondering why they think that ‘i don’t remember’ is reassuring to anyone. who wants someone in power who can’t remember important decisions from day to day? oh, silly me! 😳 i forgot–it’s their way of being reaganesque!