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Let a smile be your umbrella. And if that doesn't work, you can always takes the Fifth.

Published April 9, 2007 7:31PM (EDT)

"If I only had two seconds to tell you why I'm here, I'd have to say this: I want to leave the world a better place than I found it. Tough assignment, but worth a try. Take a look around and see what's up. Send me an e-mail if you want ... I love to get mail. And smile. The world can be a good place or a bad place, depending on which way you look at it. But it's a lot better when you're smiling." -- From the Regent University personal Web site of then student Monica Goodling, who resigned Friday as counsel to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after refusing to testify before Congress about her role in firing eight U.S. attorneys last year.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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