Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Scotty: Let the legal process proceed

By now, everyone knows that DeLay may have dodged his last bullet. That's not what this is about. This is about the White House response to the DeLay indictment.

"Let the legal process proceed" is the official White House response to questions regarding DeLays' relationship with the chimp. "Let the legal process proceed." Isn't this what Bush was quoted as saying when asked about his relationship with Rove?

From Scottys gaggle today..

Q Is the President concerned that there's a stench of corruption around the Republican establishment in Washington?

MR. McCLELLAN: Terry, I don't think you can make such a broad characterization. There are some instances of individual situations, and we'll let those -- the legal process proceed in those instances.

Q But he's not -- he doesn't take it as seriously as he takes other allegations of wrongdoing?
MR. McCLELLAN: I didn't say that; you said that.

Q He did take it seriously?

MR. McCLELLAN: There's a legal process in place to address these matters.
Q Does he still have confidence in Leader DeLay? And what does he think the impact of this will be on his agenda?

MR. McCLELLAN: I just expressed his views. Again, the President considers him a good ally and a friend who we have worked with very closely to get things done for the American people.
Q Does he still have confidence in him?

MR. McCLELLAN: I'm sorry?

Q Does he still have confidence in him?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, Leader DeLay is going to work to address this issue. He has put out a statement by his office. I think our views are very clear, in terms of our relationship with the Congressman. And the President continues to hold those views.

Q I want to follow up on what Terry just asked you. Even before DeLay was indicted, there were a lot of Democrats who were making an argument that the Republican Party, by virtue of having controlled Congress for more than a decade now, the White House for almost five years now, had grown arrogant in its use of power, and was flouting rules and sometimes laws. What's the President's view?

MR. McCLELLAN: Welcome to Washington, D.C., Dick. That's the kind of politics that go on in this town. The Republican Party, particularly under this President, has worked to get things done for the American people. We have advanced an agenda that has helped to improve the quality of life for all Americans. And we stand very firmly behind that record and that agenda.
In terms of the question you just asked, we can sit here and try to rush to judgment, but I don't think that's a fair thing to do. We need to let the legal process work.

When it comes to the instances that Helen brought up, there is a legal process in place. And you know what? That process proceeded, and some people have been found guilty; some have not been found guilty.

Q But you said that you take those allegations very seriously. I asked if you take these allegations very seriously.

MR. McCLELLAN: Any such allegations are always taken seriously.
Go ahead.

Q Scott, before, the President -- and before, you -- have made these strong statements in support of Tom DeLay. Did the President ever talk to him about these allegations, about whether or not it's true or false?

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't have any discussions to update you on from the two of them. They have talked in the past on many occasions about how we advance an agenda for the American people.


Anonymous caspixel said...

What I want to know is how Scott McClellan can live with himself when every day he has to shovel a load of shit for this corrupt administration. I wonder if he is a "Christian". Because if he is, he most certainly must realize he is going to hell.

4:30 AM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

Scotty is pitiful, but he is really entertaining. The fucking guy never answers a question. How can he live with himself? How can Delay, Frist, the chimp and the rest of the corrupt bastards live with themselves? Very easily, because they only care about themselves, and they are all doing qiute well.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous caspixel said...

You need a new post...perhaps something about Bush's latest disconnect from reality. Seriously, what is up with that guy?

3:01 PM  
Blogger Wolfmoosepigchicken said...

Lovable television characters aside, you just can't have that job without being a soul-less bastard. At least Scott gets uncomfortable from time to time--that evil rat bastard Arie Fleisher just about orgasmed every time he fucked the press corps(e). I can still see the glimmer in his eye--YOU GO TO HELL ARIE FLEISHER, YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE! (Sorry, flashback)

11:10 PM  
Blogger Zoffa said...

All you ever had to know about this administration is when Cheney said "We create our own reality." Hell, if you only watch Fox News, read the right-wing blogs and the like, you're apt to believe anything. Like, for instance, that trees emit carbon dioxide and global warming has already been disproven.

1:14 PM  

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