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Come Saturday Morning: I Don’t Remember, I Don’t Recall

We are reminded once again that the Republican Party really is the Party of Personal Irresponsibility:

The hoaxster who scratched a "B" into her own cheek and claimed that a fictional black Obama-supporting thug did it now blames the media for blowing her politically-motivated hate crime into a political firestorm: "She just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth," Bryant said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "She was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm."

When she’s not blaming the media for the results of her own actions (or for their following the lead of Team McCain folks, such as McCain’s Pennsylvania communications director Peter Feldman, who according to local reporters pushed the most inflammatory parts of the story even as it was falling apart), she’s claiming that she was so out of her head she has no idea how she could have done them:

"She is stating that she was in her vehicle driving around, and she came up with this idea," she said. "She said she has prior mental problems and doesn’t know how the backward letter ‘B’ got on her face."

However, Todd was the only one in the vehicle, and "when she saw the ‘B’ she thought she must have been the one who did it," Bryant said.

Funny how she was so off her head at the time she doesn’t remember any of it, yet was still possessed of enough of her mental faculties to be Twittering quite coherently and volubly at that time — while behind the wheel of a car, no less. Funny how she’s a member of an organization, the College Republicans, that has a history of "rat f—ing" that, as Franklin Foer noted in a 2005 TNR piece, persists to this day and whose most notable alumni are Karl Rove, Donald Segretti and Jack Abramoff.

It’s not just College Republicans whose memory suddenly fails them whenever they’re called upon to pay the price for their actions. Remember Alberto Gonzales’ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year?

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