I don't recall meeting with Cardinal Pell (who is a fine man) during the election campaign. If you don't recall meeting with Cardinal Pell (who is a fine man,) you should say so, too. It's important to be clear and upfront about these things, or people will get the wrong idea.
TONY JONES: Tony Abbott on another matter, have you met Archbishop Pell during the election campaign?
TONY ABBOTT: Not that I can recall.
TONY JONES: Not that you can recall, because we believe that you've had at least one meeting with him quite recently?
You don't recall that?
TONY ABBOTT: Well, when?
TONY JONES: At the presbytery in Sydney.
TONY ABBOTT: Ah, actually now that you do mention it, I did met with Cardinal Pell.
Why shouldn't I meet with Cardinal Pell?
TONY JONES: Why couldn't you recall meeting him, I think, 10 days ago?
TONY ABBOTT: Look, whenever it was, so what?
Why shouldn't I meet Cardinal Pell.
Cardinal Pell is a fine man.
(via Chris G)