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  •  Me to....... (none)
    There was actually no reason to lie. A " I don't know, will have to check that out" reply and stonewalling later about it would have saved them.

    And it wasn't illegal to meeting with the Vp's Task Force. ( unethical, immorral for Cheney)

    So why lie about it. That is so stupid.

    can anyone give a good reason?

    •  The reason is (none)
      Lying is a habit darling, just a habit. When you are an Exec at an Oil company, this is something which comes naturally like breathing and sweating.
    •  Because... (none)
      it'll be impressive amongst their crowd to laugh about how they can get away with lying to congress? Probably just a little thrill to substitute for their humanity.

      -- In Your Face From Outer Space

      by mike101 on Wed Nov 16, 2005 at 08:13:54 AM PST

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    •  Why lie? (none)
      I agree.  Makes me think they're covering up more than just a wonky energy policy meeting.

      Nature never breaks her own laws. --da Vinci

      by lale on Wed Nov 16, 2005 at 09:07:37 AM PST

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      •  And, oath or no oath (none)
        I hear under 18USC1001 knowingly providing false, misleading, or inaccurate information to the Senate Committee is a felony even if without the whole oath thing.

        Nature never breaks her own laws. --da Vinci

        by lale on Wed Nov 16, 2005 at 09:14:30 AM PST

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