Clark: General? List completed and accounted for, sir.
General Lane: Clark. Hm. Have a seat son. Let's get down to brass tacks. Lois likes to date... men of action, men who make the news. Now you Clark, you just report the news, why would she be possibly interested in you?
General Lane: I asked somebody at the Pentagon instead, guess what he came up with? Nothing. Nobody's records that clean. Unless they had somebody higher up, wipe it out. Somebody lets say like a U.S. senator, hm?
Clark: Excuse me sir but what gives you the right to spy on us?
General Lane: Oh I'm a four-star general, Clark, and a war hero, I know a smoke screen when I see one. Now, nobody could have done this list by themselves.
Clark: You're searching for enemies where they don't exist. Just like your vigilante witch hunt.
General Lane: I'm a military man Clark, I have to believe that when push comes to shove, America'll do the right thing. Kind of like Lois did the right thing by you tonight. For years I've been giving her boyfriends an impossible list of chores to do, not to test them....