"I asked a simple question; how about a simple answer?"
Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
Bush's record is exposed and the press secretary can't answer a straight question.
I think the media hasn't show the public how pathetic Bush's Press Secretary Scott McClellan is. (and how WEAK the Bush defense is for his National Guard record). I am watching the Tuesday press briefing on C-SPAN and it is really tense, awkward and embarrassing. You need to see it, hopefully the link is still at whitehouse.gov It really is interesting and very powerful, at one point a reporter gets so frustrated with Scott McClellan that he says, "I asked a simple question; how about a simple answer?" The video is difficult to watch, McClellan is really squirming. His responces are evasive and lame.
I am sure the media isn't communicating this story to the public and how lame the answers are for the really tough questions. The press conferences can really be interesting in how they differ from the final slant that is presented in the reports that make it to TV and print.
Scott McClellan's performance was so pathetic that a reporter felt compelled to make a little speech in support of Bush in the form of a question!! This right wing freak tosses away the idea of journalism and decides to blurt out, " Since there have been so many questions about what the President was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda, denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam? Did he testify before Congress that American troops committed war crimes in Vietnam? And did he throw somebody else's medals at the White House to protest a war America was still fighting? What was he doing after he was honorably discharged? " This reporter is such an asshole. What a clown! You need to see all this for yourself, check it out: Whitehouse . (the Feb 10th briefing) The text is here but I don't think you can get all the emotions and craziness from it: Press Briefing by Scott McClellan http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/02/20040210-3.html I think everyone should see that even high drama like this gets suppressed by the media. By the way, if this snowballs then Bush could really be hurt on this because he simply does not have an answer for this: The records indicate that the President did not perform any Guard duty during the months of December 1972, February or March of 1973.