Skip to comments.Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan 3-21-05 [The press corps has gone insane.]
Posted on 03/21/2005 10:05:27 AM PST by OXENinFLA
[Snip] MR. McCLELLAN: There, he'll probably talk about Social Security. If he has any more to say -- if you're asking me about the Terri Schiavo case, I expect if he did it would be at the first conversation event.
Q Not at the pool event?
MR. McCLELLAN: No, I wouldn't expect at the pool event.
Q You said "if" he did, so you expect him to say something?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, he may. I'll keep you posted.
Q Has he been getting updates on the case? And did he talk to Gonzales about the Justice Department's move to file the paper in support of the legislation?
MR. McCLELLAN: He's gotten updates this morning. He's being kept apprised of developments.
Q By who?
MR. McCLELLAN: The senior staff, before he left the White House. I don't think there's any new developments that we've heard of recently on this flight.
Q Did he talk to Gonzales about Justice Department's moves?
MR. McCLELLAN: I don't think he spoke to Judge Gonzales. Senior staff, we've been in touch with Judge Gonzales and talking to him throughout the last several days.
Q Has he ever talked to the Schiavo family?
MR. McCLELLAN: No. I don't know -- I don't think he's ever met them before in the past.
Q Would he?
Q Can you go over what went on last night, in terms of the President signing the bill and how it went down?
MR. McCLELLAN: Sure. I guess the bill -- the House passed it shortly after midnight, and then the President signed it at 1:11 a.m., in the morning. The Staff Secretary, Brett Kavanaugh, walked the legislation over to the residence for the President to sign. He came outside his bedroom and signed it in the residence.
Q Had he been asleep?
MR. McCLELLAN: Yes, he was woken up after it was passed, when it was ready to be signed.
Q I heard you describe it earlier, he came out of his bedroom and literally signed it standing up in the hall; is that how it went/
MR. McCLELLAN: That's correct, yes. He was just standing in the hall in the residence an signed the legislation then.
Q Was he wearing --
Q Is it safe to assume he wasn't wearing a suit and tie at the time? (Laughter.)
MR. McCLELLAN: I'm not going into that much detail. Yes, he cleaned up, put on his suit -- (laughter.)
Q Was it just one signature, or was it the standard, lots of pens?
MR. McCLELLAN: I will double-check for you. I didn't check in that level of detail. I think it's just a signature. If something changes, I'll let you know, but I think it was just one signature.
You woke up on time this morning? LOL. Saw your post on the Senate/House vote thread last night/early this morning.....
Thanks, I needed a giggle today. Boxers or briefs. LOL.
they sound like a bunch of high school girls
And that Gannon guy was booted for WHAT reason, exactly?
Sounds like this reporter is in the process of writing a screenplay.
No, I woke up about 6:08 and I normally leave for work about 6:12. I still made it to work on time I just had to grab some pop-tarts instead of stopping for breakfast.
I woke up and heard Bill Bennett playing on the radio and thought "OH $*!%, what time is it?"
|Is it safe to assume he wasn't wearing a suit and tie at the time?
This just in... Bush joins the Pajamahedeen.
Reminds me of second grade.
Don't ya just hate it when nerds try to talk cool?
"This just in...Bush joins the Pajamahedeen."
I think we need photos! :)
MR. McCLELLAN: No, the President and First Lady were busily soaking the sheets.
Geez, these idiots get paid to ask these questions?!?
Why don't they just cut the crap and ask their TRUE burning question: "Is she dead yet?" Bunch of carrion birds.
Press CORPS, like Marine Corps, only unpatriotic, shiftless and spineless. :-)
Not big on the spelling thing, but it allowed me to make the comparison.
As early as November 2001, the White House press corps began asking what President Bush intended to do about Iraq in light of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In his book, Ari relates a bizzare, but funny interaction he had with Helen Thomas during one of the daily press briefings in mid-November.
"In this question on what ought to be done with Iraq, has the administration essentially settled on an ultimatum, allow weapons inspectors back in or fact the consequences? ABC's Terry Moran asked.
I kept explaining the President was focused on Afghanistan, and he was concerned about Iraq's potential to share weapons of mass destruction with terrorists.
Helen Thomas didn't like even the notion of a phase two involving Iraq. "Does the President feel the United States has the right to bomb or invade any country harboring terrorists?" she asked. "Is he going to invade Spain?" I couldn't figure out why she asked that about Spain, but I kept moving.
"The President is focused on phase one of the war against terrorism. But the President has made it plain to the American people that this is a long-term war," I said.
"Answer the question," Helen demanded. "What right do we have to invade any country?"
"I'm not aware that we are invading Spain," I said with a straight face.
Yeah, yeah, sleeveless undershirt, striped boxers, open bathrobe, socks, house slippers, and stubble beard. That's our W! :o)
Not bagging on you: I just wanted to make a nasty comment about the press - and comparing them to Marines is the best way to illustrate what vermin they are.
Where the heck were they going with this? Maybe they wanted to make the President part of the Pajamahadeen.
"MR. McCLELLAN: No, the President and First Lady were busily soaking the sheets."
LOL! That was my first thought too.
Let us just remember a Journalism Degree is one of the easiest to get in college. They make somewhere aournd 25,000 coming out of college if that....... so they are not the top notch people in our society. I would say most of the people in the WH Press office, are... well some of the harshest!
Remember, these are the "real journalists".
The national press corpse, especially those hired by and running infomercials on ABBCNNBCBS, has long been an enemy of conservatives.
They were trying to get an image of President Bush that would look silly.
Another failed attempt.
Absolutely pathetic display of ineptitude by the WH press corps!!!
So have I. Somehow I've lost two whole months! :)
Yes someone pays them...probably Michael Jackson ;-)
That I'll get fixed. I wasn't going to bother the mods for the "core" misspelling but the date needs to be correct....Thanks
I'm not sure there is a "right" way to translate Arabic words into English. As Mark Steyn put it, "Ive seen him spelled Khadafi, Qaddafi, Gadhafi, Qudhafi, Kadafi, Gheddafi, Kaddafi, Qadhdhafi and a couple dozen others." It's probably the same with this one.
We're in good company. Thanks for the ping. My FIRST laugh today.
I wonder, did the President talk to Gonzales or did Gonzales talk to the President? And if they did talk were they in the same timezone? Did they use a speakerphone or not? Were they alone, or were other people in the room? And if there were others in the room just what are their driver licence number? Do they like coco? If they do is it with or without marmellows? Were they standing or sitting? Was the nightshift pastry chef notified of this conversation?
I really think I could be a star in the WH press corp.
OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT! Can do more in his sleep than most of these idiots can ever accomplish in life.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.