He’s claiming a “pre-scheduled root canal.”
Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. Then again, if I had just called the Republican party a bunch of Goebbels-loving liars and got caught doing it – particularly if I’m from California, which is having a somewhat more competitive series of state and federal races this year than usual – I’d be “pre-scheduling” a root canal, too. Less painful all around.
PS: The movie about a Nazi dentist that you’re trying to remember is Marathon Man. Haven’t seen it myself, but it’s supposed to be good.
PPS: Yes, I’m doing a lot of paraphrasing, here. And?