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  • Friday, October 14, 2005

    Like a kid with chocolate on his face...

    You've gotta love little Scotty McClellan. Just like the kid with chocolate all over his face caught next to the cookie jar, he denies eating the chocolate chip cookies. From American Progress:

    Yesterday, in what was "billed as a conversation with U.S. troops," President Bush spoke via teleconference with a "handpicked group of U.S. troops," asking questions that were "choreographed to match his goals for the war in Iraq and Saturday’s vote on a new Iraqi constitution." Following the event, Pentagon communications aide Allison Barber "insisted" to reporters that questions "were not rehearsed," and that no "specific questions" were prepared. Unfortunately, she was caught on tape prepping the soldiers and acknowledging just the opposite — that she had "drilled through" "all six" of the questions that Bush was going to ask. Nevertheless, the Bush administration still refused to admit the teleconference was simply a choreographed photo-op. Asked by a reporter whether the questions to the president were in any way pre-screened, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, "No. ... This is a back-and-forth."

    I have a hard time acting surprised that McClellan said this. Sadly, I expect nothing more than bald-faced lies from the man.


    At 10/15/2005 03:35:00 pm, Blogger Jez said...

    What does the mainstream media have to say on this? Nothing, it would seem.


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