Tuesday, November 08, 2005

And did you catch Spanky getting spanked at the press briefing Tues. (8th)?

Head over to the White House briefing page here and read the whole thing.
Here's Spanky McClellan getting it from Helen Thomas (God love her) and a couple others.
This is just part of it.
Again, I almost feel sorry for the poor dumb bastard.
But since he lies directly for the Prez. Nope:

Q I'd like you to clear up, once and for all, the ambiguity about torture. Can we get a straight answer? The President says we don't do torture, but Cheney --

MR. McCLELLAN: That's about as straight as it can be.

Q Yes, but Cheney has gone to the Senate and asked for an exemption on --

MR. McCLELLAN: No, he has not. Are you claiming he's asked for an exemption on torture? No, that's --

Q He did not ask for that?

MR. McCLELLAN: -- that is inaccurate.

Q Are you denying everything that came from the Hill, in terms of torture?

MR. McCLELLAN: No, you're mischaracterizing things. And I'm not going to get into discussions we have --

Q Can you give me a straight answer for once?

Yea, a lot of us would like that, Helen.

MR. McCLELLAN: Let me give it to you, just like the President has. We do not torture. He does not condone torture and he would never --

Q I'm asking about exemptions.

MR. McCLELLAN: Let me respond. And he would never authorize the use of torture. We have an obligation to do all that we can to protect the American people. We are engaged --

Q That's not the answer I'm asking for --

MR. McCLELLAN: It is an answer -- because the American people want to know that we are doing all within our power to prevent terrorist attacks from happening. There are people in this world who want to spread a hateful ideology that is based on killing innocent men, women and children. We saw what they can do on September 11th --

Q He didn't ask for an exemption --

MR. McCLELLAN: -- and we are going to --

Q -- answer that one question. I'm asking, is the administration asking for an exemption?

MR. McCLELLAN: I am answering your question. The President has made it very clear that we are going to do --

Q You're not answering -- yes or no?

MR. McCLELLAN: No, you don't want the American people to hear what the facts are, Helen, and I'm going to tell them the facts.

'But I'm not going to say that Cheney lobbied Congress to give the CIA an exemption on torture. Even though that's what he was doing.'

Q -- the American people every day. I'm asking you, yes or no, did we ask for an exemption?

MR. McCLELLAN: And let me respond. You've had your opportunity to ask the question. Now I'm going to respond to it.

Q If you could answer in a straight way.


HAHA!! I love Helen Thomas! Give 'em hell, Helen!.




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Shea said...

Thanks for stopping by. You and I have surprisingly similar interests...we seem to enjoy the same news sources.

I loved this exchange at the White House. April was calling Scotty on his shit!

Sar said...

We need more Helen's - she's my hero!