Monday, January 17, 2005

Quotes of the Week

The Daily Show explaining how "September 11 changed the equation"
Even though 'The Daily Show' is the best comedy show on tv anywhere, it is only available in NZ on CNN as a weekly 'best of' on Sunday nights around 4am. or of course on the net through quasi-legal bittorrents.

"Why hasn't anyone been held accountable, either through firings or demotions, for what some people see as mistakes or misjudgments?"
"Well, we had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 election"

Dubya, of course, Apparently governments are only accountable for their actions at the 'moment' of an election, since this is his final term as president does that mean no-one can be held accountable for anything his administration does? This is possibly the most unconstitutional thing a US president has said since Andrew Jackson told the Supreme Court to enforce their own decisions.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think calling the quote 'unconstitutional' is going a bit far, it's more arrogance, much like Ms. Clark's "Victim of being a popular and competent Prime Minister" quote.  

Posted by Maxine

Anonymous said...

TDS is the shiznit (if it's not too uncool to use that particular term). Why is NZ stuck with middling David Letterman, when we could have rockin' Jon Stewart? Thank heavens for bittorrent (which is how I assume you're watching Million Dollar Baby). 

Posted by davidr

Anonymous said...

Maxine - Helen Clark *is* popular and competent. I don't think she should have said the words, but they're true. 

Posted by Jordan