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Thread #81258   Message #1487139
Posted By: greg stephens
18-May-05 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Galloway tears them to shreds
Subject: RE: BS: Galloway tears them to shreds
The stunning thing about GG's performance was the way he was able to give the impression of being honest, eloquent and indignant about others' misdeeds, while being incredibly legalistically careful in what he did and didn't say. His very precise use of words made it totally clear to me that he was making some very carefully prepared pseudo-indignant remarks which had the effect of totally smoke-screening the actual issues he was being asked about(and he did that very successfully, judging by the admiring posts on these threads).
    I'm sure the casual listener to his statements to the committee would go away with a fixed impression that his charity's accounts had been fully investigated and found 100% pure. Yet the fact is the investigators weren't even able to get a look at the accounts, which have vanished. All they saw was some bare bank account details, which they got a court order to look at. Yet the eloquently indignant George made it sound as if the accounts had been examined and passed as perfect: a look at the transcript of precisely what he said on this subject shows just what a master he is of coolness under fire. A plausible and nauseating rogue, but with a certain charm, of course.