Attention, Don Rumsfeld: Here's What You've Yearned For

06/21/2009 11:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In an excerpt from his book on former SecDef Donald Rumsfeld, Brad Graham quotes Mr. "Stuff Happens" thusly on the subject of the hated media:

Part of the formula, Rumsfeld added, involved pillorying him along with Bush and Cheney but sparing Powell and Rice. As an example, he noted accusations that Bush and Cheney had lied about Saddam Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction in making the case for the invasion of Iraq. "They never say Colin Powell lied," Rumsfeld asserted. "They don't say Condi lied."

Don? This thing on? Here you go: Colin Powell lied. Condi lied. I've said it before. I'll say it again. I'm sure HuffPo hasn't made it into your briefing folders, so just check out "Smooth Moves" on iTunes. Or "Gym Buds."

Maybe you're buying into the whole "Negroes have a free pass" thing that some older white guys cling to, as a way of feeling victimized while simultaneously being unbelievably privileged. No matter. Colin lied. Condi lied. You lied. Your protege Dick Cheney lied. Male, female, black, white -- the entourage is linked, bonded in mendacity. Relax. It's not just about you.

Although you're a big part of it.