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Monday, August 30, 2004

Its like that West Wing episode!

Remember the episode where the Republican congressman baselessly asserts that 1 in 3 white house staffers use drugs? Read on and tell me this isn't the same thing.

A little background for the non-political among you: George Soros is a billionare who has given millions to help the poor and needy around the world, and recently a large amount to MoveOn.org to defeat George W. Bush. Dennis Hastert is a moderately annoying Bush crony and current Speaker of the House.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE DENNIS HASTERT: You know, I don't know where George Soros gets his money. I don't know where — if it comes overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from. And I...

CHRIS WALLACE OF FOX: Excuse me?

HASTERT: Well, that's what he's been for a number years — George Soros has been for legalizing drugs in this country. So, I mean, he's got a lot of ancillary interests out there.

WALLACE: You think he may be getting money from the drug cartel?

HASTERT: I'm saying I don't know where groups — could be people who support this type of thing. I'm saying we don't know. The fact is we don't know where this money comes from.


Sound familiar? Go watch that West Wing episode again. Thanks to Bart Acocella at the Gadflyer for pointing this out.

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