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No. 500: "End of an Error"

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Friday's Question (No. 499)—"Mistakes, I've Made a Few, but Then Again, Too Few To Mention …":

"I'm not proud of that," G.W. Bush admitted in Wisconsin Thursday, acknowledging (when actually confronted with arrest records) that, like running mate Dick Cheney, he'd been convicted of drunken driving. But Bush, campaigning on a platform of dignity and integrity, had an excuse for hushing up his conviction for nearly 25 years. What excuse?

"His kids, of course. I'm a father of twins, too, and I know I don't ever want them to think of me as a drinker. I want them to think of me as a liar."—Chris Kelly

"Well, it's called Alcoholics Anonymous isn't it?"—Hanneke Festen

"He was trying to be a good role model for Darryl Strawberry."—Adam Bonin

"He wanted the secret to outlast the run of Cats. Mission accomplished."—Doug Benning

" 'Hey, it's not like I killed anybody.' Then, after a moment's reflection: 'With my car, I mean.' "—Ed Page

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