Monday, June 20, 2005

Quote of the Day

This gem comes courtesy of Terry Moran whose professionalism led to the sighting of an increasingly rare species of animal in the White House press corp: the follow up questioner. Actually, Terry asked a bunch of them - much to Scott "Where's Jeff Gannon/Guckert When You Need Him" McClellan's consternation. This is the culmination of Moran's attempts to counter McClellan's feint and dodge:

Q Right. What is the evidence that the insurgency is in its last throes?

McCLELLAN: I think I just explained to you the desperation of terrorists and their tactics.

Q What's the evidence on the ground that it's being extinguished?[...]

Q Well, I'm just wondering what the metric is for measuring the defeat of the insurgency.

McCLELLAN: Well, you can go back and look at the Vice President's remarks. I think he talked about it.

Q Yes. Is there any idea how long a 'last throe' lasts for?

McCLELLAN: Go ahead, Steve....
Good question. I can see why Scottie moved on to "Steve." Read the rest of the exchange for the pure comedy of it all - undeniably tragic as that comedy may be (via the Armchair Generalist).

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