At least they’re good for something

Right-wing wackos posing as journalists is nothing new, and their antics usually fall somewhere in between vaguely irritating and just plain offensive. But every once in a while, they do something kinda funny. Jeff Gannon pal Les Kingsolving — who somehow has a permanent seat in the White House press corps — typically throws long-winded softball questions at Scott McClellan, which involve a statement with which Les agrees, followed by, “The President thinks so too, right?” (See Example A). But this week, he made a humorous (though kind of frightening in its underlying insanity) point about the President’s “pro-life” views:

WND: There are news reports this morning that parents and children who were guests of the president when they visited Congress wore stickers with the wording, “I was an embryo.” And my question is, since all of us were once embryos and all of us were once part sperm and egg, is the president also opposed to contraception, which stops this union and kills both sperm and egg?

McCLELLAN: I think the president has made his views known on these issues, and his views known –

WND: You know, but what I asked, is he opposed – he’s not opposed to contraception, is he?

McCLELLAN: Well, and you’ve made your views known, as well. The president –

WND: No, no, but is he opposed to contraception, Scott? Could you just tell us yes or no?

McCLELLAN: Les, I think that this question is –

WND: Well, is he? Does he oppose contraception?

McCLELLAN: Les, I think the president’s views are very clear when it comes to building a culture of life –

WND: If they were clear, I wouldn’t have asked.

McCLELLAN: – and if you want to ask those questions, that’s fine. I’m just not going to dignify them with a response.

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2 comments for “At least they’re good for something

  1. May 27, 2005 at 11:20 pm

    Classic exchange between two dodos. Unfortunately, they aren’t extinct.

  2. BillyHW
    May 28, 2005 at 1:34 pm

    I love cookies, too!

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