Uh, oh. A member of the Party Who Hurls "Liar" Epithets has just been caught in one of her own.
Jamie Gorelick, currently on the September 11 panel commission and previously in the Number Two spot in the Clinton justice department, had previously claimed that she was only following current policies regarding the "wall":
Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer earlier this month about whether she had written a memo helping establish the wall, she replied: "No, and again, I would refer you back to what others on the commission have said. The wall was a creature of statute. It's existed since the mid 1980s. And while it's too lengthy to go into, basically the policy that was put out in the mid-'90s, which I didn't sign, wasn't my policy by the way, it was the attorney general's policy, was ratified by Attorney General Ashcroft's deputy as well in August of 2001."
We find now, however, that there are notes in Ms. Gorelick's handwriting contradicting these statements.
Should Ms. Gorelick now testify in front of the panel on which she currently serves? Should she even be serving on this panel, given these contradictions?
And why is it that the party which constantly accuses the Bush administration of lying appears to so frequently have difficulty itself with veracity?