from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A memorandum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a short note; a memorandum
- v. To record something; to make a note of something.
- v. To send someone a note about something, for the record.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a written proposal or reminder
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The context of the memo is a suspected weakness in the abort system and the project manager is responding that it is unlikley to be needed anyway.
(A complete text of the memo is available on the jump, along with a news video; just click the "Read more" line below.)
Anyway, the memo is a nice election-year show, but I'd be shocked if it actually makes a difference.
But I suspect the memo is a fake, particularly due to the inclusion of this paragraph:
The story focuses on the fact that investigators believe this memo is the source of knowledge used to smear Joseph Wilson and expose his covert operative wife.
AMERICAblog has the right-wing on the record that the memo is a complete phony.
There was just one problem: Closer examination by The American Spectator, talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, The Weekly Standard, and Accuracy in Media (AIM) indicates that the memo is a fraud – a political dirty trick, if you will, specifically aimed at causing public revulsion at Republicans.
He said: â€œâ€ You know the memo is about six pages and when I read it I have to say that it blew my mind in terms of like wow, how can the White House, how can the Bush administration actually say that they did not see this.
If you produced a memo saying I'm really an Irish Setter, then I could quite easily tell you the memo is a fake, or at the very least the memo is a lie (i.e., perhaps the memo is real but the guy who wrote it is nuts).
This memo is necessary only because we seem not to understand that coal pays the bills.