Fresh Paint
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
I Count Eleven Times
Or maybe 10.5, or 12. All the exchanges look like this:
Q But does he condemn the actual charge within the ad?
MR. McCLELLAN: That's why I said --
Q Can I assume that, then?
MR. McCLELLAN: He condemns all of these ads --
Q So I can assume he condemns the content.
MR. McCLELLAN: Deb, he condemns all of these ads --
Q -- and the content?
MR. McCLELLAN: Let me answer your question. The President condemns all of these ads. And he's been very clear in that. When he says he condemns all of the ads, he means all of the ads. And Senator Kerry should join us --
Q He's condemning the content of the ad, as well?
And on and on and on and on until:
Q So you're condemning these ads, but not --
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, he believes we should get rid of all of this activity and ads by these shadowy groups.
Q But he's not denouncing the specific charge within the ads?
MR. McCLELLAN: How many times are you going to ask the same question, Deb?
Q You didn't answer.
But Deb (Richman, I think) still doesn't give up and tries again a page later, but I won't bore you with it any longer. Check it out yourself at whitehouse.gov.


.... and a few more evasions in the new gaggle posted between the time I started copying and pasting stuff from Monday's and the new bit of nonsense today, in which poor McClellan is trying to say that Ben Ginsberg, who resigned as lawyer for the Bush campaign, has nothing to do with President Bush, occupant of the White House, and therefore he doesn't have to talk about it. This part is choice:
Q Regarding Ginsberg, has he had any contact with the White House regarding any of the 527s, including Swift Boats?

MR. McCLELLAN: Any -- any of the Swift Boats?

Q Has Ginsberg --

MR. McCLELLAN: We didn't -- it wasn't until yesterday that we were aware that he was representing and proving legal services to this organization.[ed. ha ha ha ha ha...]

Q So you, of course, have no information about any contact he might have had with anybody at the White House?
This is getting yummier and yummier. Scottie seemed very happy when someone changed the subject to the Russian plane crash and torture at Abu Ghraib. What a world!

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