I read a headline earlier this week talking about drug and alien smugglers trying to use Hurricane Dolly for cover. Of course the authorities thought of that too and caught some of them red-handed. Back in 2004 while Bush and Kerry were campaigning in Davenport, Iowa a crook took advantage of the distraction to rob a few banks in town. Anderson did an Nth Degree on the subject. Here is Taking Willy Sutton to the Nth Degree.
Finally tonight, taking Willy Sutton to "The Nth Degree."
Much has been made of the fact that three banks were robbed in Davenport, Iowa yesterday, while President Bush and John Kerry were in town campaigning.
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SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Ladies and gentlemen, all I can say is President Bush and I have airtight alibis.
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COOPER: But that was for yesterday. What about today? Today, two more banks were robbed in Davenport. Willie Sutton was an infamous bank robber who when asked why he robbed
banks, said, "because that's where the money is."
We don't believe Sutton ever robbed a bank in Iowa. He was an East Coast kind of guy. And we're pretty sure he isn't behind the current rash in Davenport, since he died in 1980.
But his rationale still applies. In Davenport, banks are where the money is. Or should I say, was.
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