Monday, July 11, 2005

Wow, the Press Has Finally Grown Some Balls

Head on over to jabbs and take a look at the excerpts from today's White House press briefing. Poor Scotty McClellan -- they are cutting him no slack at all.

It's not clear from the transcript who is asking these questions, but it appears to be NBC's David Gregory:

Q Scott, I mean, just -- I mean, this is ridiculous. The notion that you're going to stand before us after having commented with that level of detail and tell people watching this that somehow you decided not to talk. You've got a public record out there. Do you stand by your remarks from that podium, or not?

McCLELLAN: And again, David, I'm well aware, like you, of what was previously said, and I will be glad to talk about it at the appropriate time. The appropriate time is when the investigation ...

Q Why are you choosing when it's appropriate and when it's inappropriate?

McCLELLAN: If you'll let me finish ...

Q No, you're not finishing -- you're not saying anything. You stood at that podium and said that Karl Rove was not involved. And now we find out that he spoke out about Joseph Wilson's wife. So don't you owe the American public a fuller explanation? Was he involved, or was he not? Because, contrary to what you told the American people, he did, indeed, talk about his wife, didn't he?

Read more of it on the jabb site, or catch the full-meal deal on the White House website. There's a lot more, and you can almost feel the beads of sweat breaking out on Scotty's upper lip.