Standing puffed-up and proud in the eye of the storm swirling around the current administration, he hasn’t lost his programmed edge. Maybe that’s why I love following the daily briefings of White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.
Give him credit for being a quick study when it comes to language.
What “they” say: War in Iraq
What “we” say: Global war on terrorism
They say: U.S. casualties in Iraq
We say: Sacrifices
Them: U.S. military deaths
Us: Sacrifices in defense of freedom
They say: Scotter Libby, Karl Rove, Vice President Cheney, Valerie Plame, CIA leak
We say: No comment. Ongoing investigation
They ask about: Truth, trust
We reply: I appreciate that question. Next.
They want to know our stand on: the CIA and use of torture
We say: blah, blah, blah, adhere to laws and values blah, blah, we are a country of laws and values.
A testy lap dog in iron jockeys, that Scotty is, and the leash they have him on isn’t around his neck.