…do you think it will be until Scott McClellan resigns? The White House press corps are staring at their watches.
After three weeks of telling the world that Harriet Miers was the best possible Supreme Court nominee because she is a woman who was not an Eastern Ivy Leaguer serving on the appellate bench, McClellan made the case yesterday that the second-best possible Supreme Court nominee is Samuel Alito — an Ivy League-educated man from New Jersey who has been on the appellate bench for 15 years.
Worse, McClellan personally vouched for White House officials Scooter Libby and Karl Rove, saying that they had nothing to do with the leak of a CIA agent’s identity and that anybody who did would be fired. Libby was indicted in the case on Friday, Rove has been identified as a leaker but remains on the job — and McClellan says that, on advice of counsel, he can’t say a peep about the whole thing.
– Dana Milbank, WaPo, 11/1/05
Plus Libby was permitted to resign instead of being fired. Even the fake president on the West Wing has more balls than that! Thanks to Truth from a Lefty Christian for blogging just what I was thinking about this: Scooter Libby and Toby Ziegler.