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November 09, 2005

On The Topic of Torture, Helen Thomas Tortures Scottie McClellan Into Submission

The President says "we don't torture," yet the Vice President is trying to get an exemption from McCain's anti-torture bill for the CIA.

We all know that already and have been perplexingly going "hmmmmm" ever since we heard. But even so, go read this tortuous exchange between White House Correspondent Helen Thomas and White House Press Secretary Scottie McClellan regarding these two seemingly contrary positions of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

A truly fascinating read!

But make sure you read all the way to the end, even if you start looking for sharp objects with which to poke your eyes out on or around Scottie's tenth or eleventh non-answer.

At the end McClellan essentially passes the buck and says he has no idea what Cheney is doing or why he is doing it, and please refer your question to the Vice President's office, if you are so inclined.

MR. McCLELLAN: Again, you asked me -- you want to ask questions of the Vice President's office, feel free to do that. We've made our position very clear, and it's spelled out on our website for everybody to see.

Do I sense a little lack of cohesion in the White House? Does Scottie not speak for both the President and the Vice President anymore?


  • At November 10, 2005, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    Does Cheney realize that he's technically a public servant and not a iron-fisted czar, and that it's kind of our business what he's doing?

  • At November 12, 2005, Blogger kelley b. said…

    I'm sure he's heard rumors to that effect, but he won't let it stand in the way of plundering the Treasury and assuming total world domination.


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