Monday, August 30, 2004
My obsession with whitehouse.gov continues:
This is from the middle of the front page of the site. "In modern times"? But what about Saint Reagan? Isn't this a slap in the face to his memory? And the hubris of "first term"... ask your dad about this. And while we're at it, how about throwing a little love his way? Oh, well.... I suppose the word "among" saves it.
So I guess he's also referring to Clinton's 2 terms, which were quite "modern".
And from today's gaggle:
Q Can I ask you, too -- The Times had an interesting piece yesterday [ed. yes... yes, they did] about the President's involvement in his own campaign. When you say each morning, the President has regular briefings, can we assume henceforth that includes a Karl Rove briefing?I'm sure Rove has a lot to say about terrorism, the economy, health care, jobs, and other issues -- like whether it's polling well, not whether we're actually doing something about it.
MR. McCLELLAN: "Henceforth," what do you mean? Karl Rove is a senior advisor, so he's involved in briefings with him on a daily basis.
Q We can assume that --
MR. McCLELLAN: That doesn't mean -- that doesn't mean it's just on the campaign. I mean, he's a senior advisor, including his main political advisor. But the President obviously stays involved in his campaign. [ed. and the difference is....?]
Q The Times said Rove gives him a campaign briefing each morning, that's my question.
MR. McCLELLAN: He talks to -- yes, he talks to Karl all the time, throughout the day.
Q Is that one of the morning briefings that you describe?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think it's -- there might be -- it might be part of his usual briefings that he has. On a daily basis, is what you're referring to.
And for all their denying that they had nothing to do with the SB nonsense, Josh Marshall has a little nugget (quoting Andrew Sullivan) that we've all missed:
I loved Bush's comment yesterday about the smear-ad: "I can understand why Senator Kerry is upset with us. I wasn't so pleased with the ads that were run about me. And my call is get rid of them all, now." "Us"?? I thought Bush had nothing to do with it.Back later.
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