Amid growing skepticism, President Bush maintained today that there was an �operational relationship� between Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo's narcotics organization and Don Vito Corleone�s crime family.
�We know they've met in the past,� The president said. �We have intelligence putting Sollozzo inside the Genco Olive Oil Company in a meeting with Don Corleone, his heir apparent Santino Corleone...or maybe it was Abe Vigoda, and their consi . . . congis . . .cogni . . . er, lawyer, Tom Hagen.�
When Bush was questioned as regarding questionable intelligence indicating the nature and result of meeting, Vice-President Cheney interjected, �We know there was a meeting, fuck-head...there was obviously a relationship.�
"Senor Sollozzo, I'm afraid I must say no to your offer. But leave a bag of money with Cheney on your way out. And we never met, capice?"
At a later briefing, reporters pressed about growing evidence that there was a large rift between the two organizations, and that Sollozzo himself may have been behind the attempted assassination of Don Corleone. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld answered, �You people don�t get it, do you? There was a meeting, they sat down and shook hands, anyone who sits down and shakes hands with man is obviously in collaboration with him.�
"That's correct," added Cheney". "Fuck you."
Reporters then asked about leaked documents indicating Sollozzo may have actually received funding from Corleone rival and Bush administration ally, Don Emilio Barzini. Rumsfeld ignored the questions and repeated, �Look, there was a meeting, that proves everything. There was a meeting, thus there was a relationship.�