Who knew that John Yoo — the Dept. of Justice lawyer who wrote the infamous memos that claimed that Dubya was legally entitled to ignore laws prohibiting torture — has a sense of humor. In an interview in the NY Times, Yoo gets off some surprisingly funny self-deprecating lines:
NYT: Were you close to George Bush?
Yoo: No, I’ve never met him. I don’t know Cheney either. I have not gone hunting with him, which is probably a good thing for me.
NYT: So you’re saying you were just one notch above an intern, you and Monica Lewinsky?
Yoo: She was much closer to the president than I ever was.
NYT: You were born in South Korea and grew up in and around Philadelphia, the son of two doctors. What sort of doctors?
NYT: What effect did that have on you?
Yoo: I hope none.
NYT: A psychiatrist might say you are in denial.
Yoo: I deny that I am in denial.