“When he stands up and says, I want to know the truth — I believe yesterday he said that if somebody on his staff didn’t tell him the truth, they’re gone — I respect that and appreciate that, and believe him,” Mr. Bush said Wednesday.
George Bush on Denny Hastert’s ‘integrity,’ October 11, 2006
‘If someone committed a crime they will no longer work in my administration.’
—George Bush on possible Administration leakers of Valerie Wilson’s identity, July18, 2005
‘If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated (the) law, the person will be taken care of.’
–George Bush, September 30, 2003
George Bush says of Denny Hastert: “I believe…him.” But who believes George Bush anymore? Did anyone believe him when he made the preposterous promise (‘preposterous’ only because no one believed he intended to keep it) to fire anyone in his Administration found to have leaked Valerie Wilson’s identity?