Thursday, October 28, 2004

More Scott McClellan, of the fantasy-based community

TBogg has a screamingly-funny Scott McClellan dodge, weave and tap dance over at Oh, lord, just when you think Scottie can't get any more erratic. A shorter version of that whole exchange:

Scottie: "It's likely that the Iraqis moved the missing munitions."
Q: "Given that looters were actually seen carting stuff off, isn't it just as likely that the stuff was ... uh, you know, looted?"
Scottie: "Likely? Did you say likely? How dare you? Where's your evidence? Show me your source. There you go again ... blah blah blah ..."

I'm just waiting for the day when someone in the press corpse finally loses it and attacks Scottie with an ax handle. After which, the poor journalist will be led away in restraints, sobbing quietly to himself, "I just couldn't take it, I couldn't, no more ...".

SECOND THOUGHTS: One of the main reasons I thoroughly despise Scott McClellan is that he manages to inject partisan attacks into damn near everything. Note how, in the midst of deflecting pointed questions about the missing munitions, he manages to attack John Kerry twice:

MR. McCLELLAN: The words you said were, "more likely." This just shows that -- Senator Kerry's own advisors says he doesn't -- that they don't know the truth, he doesn't know the truth, yet he's willing to say anything for his own political advantage.

But nothing during that discussion had anything to do with accusations coming from the Kerry campaign -- it's all publicly available and can be found in the pages of the New York Times, among others. Yet McClellan slanders Kerry not once, but twice, for no apparent reason and for nothing even remotely connected with the gaggle.

And at least one reporter is starting to have fantasies of ax handles, I'm sure ...

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