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Editing Reality, One Press Conference At a Time

Yesterday’s Oct. 31, gaggle, according to the White House web site:

Q Whether there’s a question of legality, we know for a fact that there was involvement. We know that Karl Rove, based on what he and his lawyer have said, did have a conversation about somebody who Patrick Fitzgerald said was a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency. We know that Scooter Libby also had conversations.

MR. McCLELLAN: I don’t think that’s accurate.

Yesterday’sOct. 31 gaggle, according to Wonkette (and verified by the video on the White House website):

Q: Whether there’s a question of legality, we know for a fact that there was involvement. We know that Karl Rove, based on what he and his lawyer have said, did have a conversation about somebody who Patrick Fitzgerald said was a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency. We know that Scooter Libby also had conversations.

Mr. McClellan: That’s accurate.

Poor sad bastard. You know he’s probably still got Dubya’s faux cowboy boot wedged up his ass all the way to the fancy double stitching just for that.

Then today, everybody wanted to ask poor Scotty whether the Preznit was a giant GOP buzzkill in yesterday’s election. Well he can’t exactly say “yes” now can he. He tries to evade the question only to have Voice of America’s Paula Wolfson grill him on ethics violations, and finally takes refuge in the loving arms of Les Kinsolving:

Q And then President Carter also said, quote, “I’ve never been convinced that Jesus Christ would approve abortion.” And my question: Does the President believe that a 13-year-old victim of gang rape or incest by her father or mother should be denied the right to abortion because he believes Jesus opposes all abortion?

MR. McCLELLAN: The President has made his views very clear about the sanctity of life and promoting a culture of life.

Q I wonder if you could clarify on this issue.

MR. McCLELLAN: The President is a pro-life President. Go ahead. Roger, go ahead.

There you have it. A reliable stealth shot from the Depends Media. Who says the spirit of Jeff Gannon isn’t alive and well?

(graphic by Monk at Inflatable Dartboard)

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