Troopergate vs. Troopergate: Who's Crying Now?
Who said what about which state-trooper scandal?
9. "Such pressure could have been perceived to exist although I have only now become aware of it."
10. "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."
11. "XXX did everything [they] could, creating all kinds of new privileges to deny the grand jury any information or evidence that was part of this investigation. [They] made a mockery of the investigation, and it was all because [he/she] was trying to protect [their] lily-white ass."
12. "I'll tell you what this Troopergate's all about. I'm going to tell you exactly what it's all about. It's about the good ol' boys … This is pure sexism … on the part of these old boys trying to get rid of XXX, and [he/she] didn't put up with it, and ... didn't bend over and let them have their way."
13. "This is not about politics. I don't know—and I don't care—how this 'strategy' polls. This has nothing to do with vendettas or witch-hunts or partisan advantage. … This is very simply about the rule of law, and the survival of the American system of justice."
14. XXX "is a 'threat' to modern feminism and that is why the 'elite media' is trying to tear them down."
15. "When the … scandal broke, XXX affected the role of victim while at the same time [he/she] was quarterbacking the coverup, manning the battle stations, and manufacturing the spin about a … conspiracy."
16. "[He/She]'s just authentic, [he/she]'s for real, and [he/she]'s just a total package."
17. "The most dangerous thing about XXX is … [his/her] seeming inability not to be self-reflective, not to look back on some of the things [he/she]'s done in her own life, see mistakes, come clean, and make changes."
18. "I have no doubt we will continue to see vicious, unfair and horrible attacks on XXX."
Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate.
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