Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Sebastian Mallaby/Washington Post Edition)
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Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Liars?

Duncan Black notices one:

Eschaton: Snap: Booby Woodward just called Laura Bush a liar (not with that word of course). Funny.... and the transcript just landed in my inbox:

LAURA BUSH, FIRST LADY: Andy Card, also went on television and said that's not true. And let me just say the one thing about that book: Those quote of mine, were in quotes, and the author didn't call me and fact check. And it just didn't happen.

KURTZ: Your response?

WOODWARD: Well, first of all, Andy Card, as you know, has gone on television and said the quotes are accurate. And that they did happen. And the first lady is saying that what she said and -- again, there is a way, and a habit they have in the White House of you write something and then they kind of pick it up one step, then they deny the version that they say you wrote.