Thursday, July 14, 2005

White House Press Corpse

Harry Shearer and me, you know...the thing about great minds thinking alike:

A lot of comment on the newly aroused Washington press corps attribute its sudden absence of torpor to left-wing bias, or something else even more interesting. But read the questions carefully. Here's David Gregory Tuesday:

You stood at that podium and said that Karl Rove was not involved. And now we find out that he spoke about Joseph Wilson's wife. So don't you owe the American public a fuller explanation. Was he involved or was he not? Because contrary to what you told the American people, he did indeed talk about his wife, didn't he?

Despite the admirable cloaking of all this in the garment of "the American public," the White House press corp's anger is based on one thing: Scott McClellan lied to the White House press corps. The President, the Vice President, the Army and Navy football teams, the Secretary of State--all of them can lie to any or all of the planets in the solar system, and hey, that's politics. But, stand at that podium, and lie to those people, and let them eventually find out about it, and, brother, you got trouble.