Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Five Stages of Republican Scandal

From "PT," a reader of Talking Points Memo:
5 stages of Republican scandal:

1. “I have not been informed of any investigation or that I am a target”
2. “I am cooperating fully, but this whole thing is a political ploy by the Democrats”
3. “I’m SHOCKED by the mistakes made by my subordinates”
4. “I’m deeply sorry for letting down my friends and family. I now recognize that I am an alcoholic. I will be entering rehab immediately, so I have no time for questions”
5. “Can I serve my time at Eglin Federal Penitentiary (aka Club Fed)?”
I'm sure these work just as well in a bipartisan manner (with minor rewording), but today it is most fitting as written.

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