"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

TIME.com: Slow Leak: How Cheney Stalled News Reports of Hunting Accident -- Page 1

TIME.com: Slow Leak: How Cheney Stalled News Reports of Hunting Accident -- Page 1: "That is perhaps the understatement of the day. McClellan endured two of his testiest briefings ever, with NBC's David Gregory saying at an off-camera morning briefing that the Administration neglected its duty to put out the information and that White House reporters 'don't care if some ranch owner calls a local paper.' McClellan accused Gregory of grandstanding: 'Hold on. Cameras aren't on right now. You can do this later.' That infuriated Gregory. 'You don't have to yell,' McClellan said. Gregory shot back: 'I will yell. If you want to use that podium and try to take shots at me personally, which I don't appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that's wrong.' McClellan said: 'Calm down, David.'"

The attention this has garnered is embarassing; with the above reaction by David Gregory pathetic.

Why did Cheney insist on doing it this way? I don't care, but the reaction it has gotten says alot. It comes off as an, "how dare you not notify us, who do you think you are?!"

Maybe the VP felt like tweaking the msm with this mishap.


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