...Somewhat smiling, Cronkite said he is "inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."...Think of all the lefties out there who will use the quotation without noting that Cronkite was "somewhat smiling" when he said it.
P.S. I've noticed that the righties are getting all exercised about Cronkite's crack. Loosen up, fellas -- election's only two days away. No serious person is going to pay attention to Uncle Walter's mutterings. Hell, most of CBS News's remaining fans (all three of them) think he was mummified and glued to the anchor chair. (Oops, that's Dan Rather, isn't it?)