The Trouble with Transcripts

If Webster Hubbell had really said, as Dan Burton's creative transcript had it, "The Riady is just not easy to do business with me while I'm here," what language was he supposed to be speaking? Did people on the staff of Burton's Government Reform and Oversight Committee actually take that to be an English sentence? Do they talk that way themselves? Outside of chairman Burton's earshot, do they say things like "The Burton are just too much of loony to conduct this investigation"?

Or did chairman Burton think that whenever White House people discuss that golden Asian connection to the Clinton-Gore...

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