Quote of the Day: “Congress Was Lied To”

“We can soft-pedal it a lot of ways, but Congress was lied to.”

–U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) on testimony from the White House and Justice Department on their testimony regarding the firing of the federal prosecutors. He also said that if Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had any role in false information being given to Congress, “he should not be able to continue in his job.”

If they want to look at lies given to Congress, they might also look at the claims prior to the Iraq War, as well as the Bush administration’s suppression of information to Congress on their Medicare Part D plan.

Shrum States Clinton Wanted to Be Kerry Running Mate

The New York Daily News reports that Bob Shrum states in his upcoming book that Hillary Clinton’s associates pushed to get Clinton chosen as John Kerry’s running mate in 2004. The choice was rejected due to her high negatives:

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s agents lobbied for her to be John Kerry’s running mate in 2004, but she was crossed off the list as too radioactive, according to political sources and an upcoming book.

“A quiet round of polling helped guide the search. Hillary Clinton had high negatives – she would hurt the ticket,” Democratic guru Bob Shrum writes in his memoir, “No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner.”

Clinton associates pressed Kerry to get her on the list of vice presidential candidates, well-informed sources confirmed to the Daily News.