I know this makes me a total nerd, but lately I just can’t wait to read how the press has been treating White House Spokesperson Scott McClellan at his daily briefings.  Ever since Scott got raked over the coals for lying to the press about Karl Rove and Valerie Plame (whose real name is actually Valerie Wilson, but that’s another story), it’s been a regular slugfest between the press and Scott.

Cross posted at Political Porn
Last week the same question (about Mier’s religion and why Bush was bringing it up) was asked by reporters an average of once every 87 seconds.  The same question was asked (and not answered) over two dozen times.  

The grilling continues, with the first question for today going like this:

Q Why did the President feel it’s necessary to invite these former justices, or sitting justices, to the White House to talk about Harriet Miers? Is he trying to change the debate from the religious preoccupation, which was much discussed here last week?

MR. McCLELLAN: Much discussed where last week?

Q Here in this room.

MR. McCLELLAN: Actually, in this room we’ve been discussing her qualifications and her experience —

Q Well, you have. Some of us —

MR. McCLELLAN: — and her judicial temperament. So that’s what we’ve always been discussing here at the White House, and that’s what we will continue to highlight. These are former justices of the highest court in Texas who —

Q So why did you bring them here?

MR. McCLELLAN: — know Harriet Miers very well. Harriet Miers is not someone who has sought the limelight, and the American people are just coming to know her. And these are people who are highly respected in the legal community. They know what it takes to serve on our nation’s highest court, and they are people who know Harriet Miers well.  (blah, blah, blah continues….)

Q Isn’t it a little unusual to bring them here to the White House —source

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