Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Feeding My Obsession

The Gaggle is goooooooood today. A tease:
Q Has Karl Rove offered to resign, in view of his problems?

MR. McCLELLAN: Again, you keep asking these questions that are related to an ongoing investigation --

Q Does he still have his security clearance?

MR. McCLELLAN: -- and those are questions that have already been addressed.

Q No, they -- I've never heard this before. Have you?

MR. McCLELLAN: The question has been asked before.

Q We haven't heard an answer.

Q What was your answer?

Q There hasn't been an answer.

Gettin' testy!
Q Scott, why is it that you continue to cushion John Roberts' work during the Reagan administration --

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't cushion John Roberts -- oh, wait, Judge Roberts, okay, sorry. (Laughter.)

Q You continue to say, he was young. You've used those words consecutively for a couple of days. Are you aware of something that is getting ready to come out in the 65,000 documents from the Reagan era that will make this administration say, well, that was when he was young and he has now changed his mind, because there's a major --

MR. McCLELLAN: Okay, let me address that -- let me address that very quickly: No. (Laughter.)

Q Well, why do you continue to preface, he was young, then? Why do you continue to say that, because you lead us to believe that --

MR. McCLELLAN: Because I'm stating a fact.

Q Don't be smart about it. I'm looking for a serious answer.

MR. McCLELLAN: Ken, go ahead.

Q No, no, no, I'm looking for a serious answer, not anything just off the cuff. I want to know why you continue to say this man was young. We don't know anything about his philosophy, and it seems that you are trying to preface this now, so when this happens --

MR. McCLELLAN: At the period of the early '80s?

Q This administration must know something that is coming out to preface us, to get us to understand this was when he was young, and he may have changed his mind.

MR. McCLELLAN: No, not all.

Q What are you aware of? Is it about abortion, Roe v. Wade?

MR. McCLELLAN: Not at all, April.

Go ahead.

Q This is a profound discussion of the separation of powers in this dialogue today. To what extent is the administration's position in the context of Judge Roberts consistent with the executive privilege law as it stands, post-U.S. v. Nixon?

MR. McCLELLAN: Post U.S. v. Nixon?

Q In 1974, the tapes, and so forth.

MR. McCLELLAN: Haven't really thought about it.

Q Could you look into that for us?

MR. McCLELLAN: I haven't even thought about it.

Riiiiiight. Spin, Scottie, Spin!


At 2:10 PM, Blogger carla said...

And yet legions of people still follow Bush like he's the Pied Piper.


At 2:34 PM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...


The Rovewellian Republican motto:

"You don't have to fool all the people all the time. Just most of the people most of the time."


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