That said, from time to time, opportunities arise to present hypocritical fissures. Here's one:
"Dr. Zerhouni shares my view that human life is precious, and should not be exploited or destroyed for the benefits of others."
—President Bush, March 22, 2002
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: "The president believes that we need to welcome and create a culture that respects life in this country."
Q: "How can he be in favor of showing how much we disapprove of killing, by killing?"
Fleischer: "You're referring to the death penalty?"
Q: "I'm referring to the death penalty."
Fleischer: "Because the president's opinion is the death penalty ultimately saves lives."
—May 7, 2001
To view the hypocrisy table published by Slate.com, go here and scroll down.