Thursday, December 22, 2005

Poor Scott McClellan

While it would be cool to have a spokesman who was around to take the heat for every contradictory statement you make, actually being that spokesman would suck. Then again, Scott McClellan seems to really relish further obscuring those contradictory statements:

At the White House, spokesman Scott McClellan was asked to explain why Bush last year said, "Any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so." McClellan said the quote referred only to the USA Patriot Act.

Huh? So the Constitution doesn't let you check library records, which is why you need the Patriot Act; but the Patriot Act doesn't let you wiretap without a court order, because the Constitution lets you do that.


Blogger sexyretard said...

Bush may not be the brightest bulb in the circuit, but he has done very well with this Scott McClellan guy, much like a fat man does well to go out to eat with people even fatter than himself. Bush had previously tried to surround himself with exceptionally bright people (Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, I'd put Don Rumsfeld in this category) but that just seemed to highlight his buffoonery. Now he's gone the other route.

He also has the tricky business of being a President without either a spine or huevos necesarios. If the crisis is so great that we need to suspend our expected levels of protection from the government (and in truth it MAY be), then he needs to say so, and if not, then he needs to say that, also.

What I've noticed is that I can carry small scissors on the plane again. What the hell is that about? We can take sharp objects now but we need unaccountable wire taps to protect us? I'm not getting the logic here.

I'm flying next week, and while I don't relish flying under the Bush administration's watchful eye, I suppose I feel better than I would flying over Kerry.

But not that much.

In case you all have not gotten enough Victor Davis Hanson, here's some more of his rapier knowledge, post-battle of Themopolis.

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