Wednesday, October 06, 2004

It depends upon what the meaning of the word "most" is

Unbelievably, Dick Cheney told another lie last night regarding John Edwards's Senate attendance record. Again, here's Cheney's quote:

"Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session."

It turns out that during his tenure as vice president, Cheney--out of a possible 127 Tuesday sessions--has presided over the Senate twice.

Here's the definition of "most" from the American Heritage Dictionary: Being one of a large indefinite number; numerous.

Now let's do some simple math. 2/127=.0157, or 1.57 percent.

I think that hardly qualifies as "most Tuesdays."


At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He said he was in the Senate most tuesdays. Not that he presided over it every tuesday that it was in session.

Good thing John Edwards and Kerry never tells any lies or half-truths. The choice is so obvious. Edwards/Kerry - the only completely honest politicians in the universe. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ "That was Randall"


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