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Monday, July 11, 2005

Smells Like Jeff Gannon

Did someone let Jeff Gannon back in the White House briefing room? How else to explain this question in the midst of the press corps' uncharacteristic and self-righteous reaming of Scott McClellan today?
Q: One follow-up. Considering the widespread interest and the absolutely frantic Democrat reaction to Karl Rove's excellent speech to conservatives last month, does the President hope that Karl will give a lot more speeches?

MR. McCLELLAN: He continues to give speeches. He was traveling this weekend talking about the importance of strengthening Social Security. And he has continued to go out and give speeches.
Maybe the question was posed facetiously--I haven't seen the tape--but that would suggest a comprehension of the basic elements of funny that one tends not to associate with the White House press corps.