Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Mark Twain on "Scooter" Libby
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
I. LEWIS LIBBY
also known as "SCOOTER LIBBY"
COUNT ONE Obstruction of Justice COUNT TWO False Statement COUNT THREE False Statement COUNT FOUR Perjury COUNT FIVE Perjury
I got to wondering what Mark Twain might have thought of all this. (Sources: brainyquote, wikiquote.)
- If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
- A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on.
- Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
- Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
- Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
- Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
- Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
At age ten the madam put the child in a cage with a bear trained to couple with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with their patrons. They fed her through the bars and aroused the bear with a stick when it seemed to lose interest.