VP, Last I Looked

Posted by: on Sep 10, 2004 | No Comments

Apparently, the White House has decided that transcripts need footnotes. How they must miss Ari.
Witness ScottyBoy today, and the after-the-fact footnote:

Q Why did the President defy a direct order to get a physical in 1972?
MR. McCLELLAN: Scott, these are the same old recycled attacks that we see every time the President is up for election. It’s not surprising that you see a coordinated effort by Democrats to attack the President when Senator Kerry is falling behind in the polls. And we had a very successful convention, and that’s what this is about. It was well known that the President was going to work in Alabama and seeking a transfer to perform equivalent duty in a non-flying status. And that’s what he was doing.
Q Did he decline to take it because he was moving to Alabama?
MR. McCLELLAN: He was transferring to a unit in Alabama to perform equivalent duty in a non-flying status. That is nothing new.
Q This was a direct order he defied, right? I mean, he did have a direct order that he defied?*
MR. McCLELLAN: John, these issues have come up every year. This was all part of the records — that he was seeking to transfer to a unit in Alabama because he was going there to work in a civilian capacity. And he was granted permission to do so. And he was proud of his service and he was honorably discharged in October ’73, after meeting his obligations.
*The memos that were released, in fact, show the President was working with his commanders to comply with the order.

Um, okay, nice footnote. Evidence please? There’s no links, no sources, no documents. You felt the need to footnote a *transcript* for fuck’s sake, so back it the hell up. Hello, a TRANSCRIPT! Fuckwads.
In the same press conference, this gem. Let’s all consider the the source — Al Gore, Vice President of the United States for 8 years, apparently not-at-all credible. Or not:

Q Al Gore is saying today that Cheney’s comments on the election are sleazy and despicable and an effort to blackmail voters with fear. That’s from Al Gore today — Al Gore in response to Cheney’s comments about another terrorist attack coming. If Kerry is elected — Al Gore is calling Cheney’s comments —
MR. MCCLELLAN: Consider the source.
Q He was Vice President, last I looked.

Douche-baggery. Say it with me, “douche-baggery.”