The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

"What the hell is going on?"

I don't know what it was about this particular scandal that has the White House press corps so fired up, but I can't complain. Admin Spokesmonkey Scott McClellan deserves every second of it and more besides. It's the least he deserves for being the mouthpiece of what may well be the most corrupt presidency in our history. (Teapot Dome Affair? Don't make me laugh!)

Q Is leaking, in your judgment of his interpretation, a crime?

MR. McCLELLAN: I'll leave it at what the President said.

Go ahead.

Q What is his problem? Two years, and he can't call Rove in and find out what the hell is going on? I mean, why is it so difficult to find out the facts? It costs thousands, millions of dollars, two years, it tied up how many lawyers? All he's got to do is call him in.

MR. McCLELLAN: You just heard from the President. He said he doesn't know all the facts. I don't know all the facts.

(That feisty reporter is none other than Helen Thomas)