"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
The White House announced that the public would not be allowed to see the memos produced by John Roberts when he represented the United States government as a lawyer. They say this is because of the attorney-client privilege. Here's the part I don't understand: he represented the United States, we're the client, he's our lawyer. Shouldn't we be allowed see our own notes?
Note that I don't think this line is at all funny, but I don't hold that against Leno because, as far as I can see, he wasn't trying to be funny. Which leads me to think he should be serious more often - more like this, and he can take Russert's job after retiring from the Tonight Show. After all, he couldn't do any worse than Russert.
(By the way - the title of this post makes more sense if you picture me trying to make some lame-ass white boy gangsta gesture when I say it. Or maybe not.)