20 June 2007

Lewis Libby and the German calendar

I have a calendar that has a German word, and a demonstrative sentence each day. The combo of yesterday and today's sentences made me think of Lewis "Scooter" Libby.*
The words and examples make better sense if you read today's entry first.
Today (a la Libby):
sich errinern -- to remember
Ich kann mich nicht errinern. (I cannot remember.)

Yesterday (a la the jury):
wahr -- true
Das is gar nicht wahr. (That is not true.)
*Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice for exposing undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. It was done to punish her husband, Joseph Wilson, for questioning the Bush administration's rationale for going to war with Iraq. Libby claimed to have forgotten conversations in which Plame Wilson's identity was discussed. He was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

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