Add that one to your collection of great quotes that ring a little tinny.
The truth is that other media had the story first and were reporting all of it – including the American bit – before anyone else including the guy who said those immortal words.
That line is nothing however compared to this one from a Canadian Press story filed out of Halifax:
"I want to resist the temptation to say that somehow the political culture here is underdeveloped and people are all just dupes of this man. I refuse to entertain that kind of interpretation."
Yes, Michael Temelini is refusing to entertain the interpretation but apparently he is willing to buy it a few drinks and introduce it to some casual acquaintances.