Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The majesty of the passive voice

The New York Times reports:

WASHINGTON, March 13 — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said this afternoon that "I accept that mistakes were made" in the decision to replace some United States attorneys, but he vowed to stay on the job and fix the system.

Because I can't resist, here's a vintage cartoon from Matt Groening's old "Life In Hell" series, which was (as I recall) commentary on how President Reagan acknowledged problems with Iran Contra:

And how about McClatchy's Washington bureau reporting on this story, huh?

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