The full weekend seems like the deal to me.
I don't have time to do this one justice but here goes:
Well, now that our President's boy hooker press plant has been outed...not for being gay but for being a shill...Jeff Gannon has withdrawn from the Whitehouse Press corp. But this didn't slow Scott McClellan down very long...Now he has some guy named "John" asking the same bogus planted question. Notice how this is framed:
Q You talked about sanctions against Iran if they don’t comply with dismantling their nuclear energy program. Sanctions, in the past, have proven to be a joke – that they didn’t work against Iraq…
Well gee, John, whoever you are, I actually believe that they did work...Didn't Saddam have WMD's in 1991? I mean Dick Cheney sold them to him and still has the receipt somewhere...And Now there are none...Why?
Here's United Nations weapons inspector, David Kay:
“Iraq’s large-scale capability to develop, produce, and fill new chemical weapon munitions was reduced - if not entirely destroyed - during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Fox, 13 years of UN sanctions and UN inspections.”
David Kay is the Bush Administration's hand picked man, but see, Cheney and Rumsfeld made a mistake in his case...
They picked an honest man!
Had to fire him...Can't be trusted to lie when needed!
Think Progress has more:
So why does this matter? We don't care if White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan goes to gay bars(true, by the way) and pays gay male hookers for sex...That's his/their business.
We don't care if the Republican Party Chairman is gay(true, by the way)...That's his business.
So why do we care who Scott McClellan pays for sex?
I mean if President George W. Bush's Whitehouse Press Secretary wants to get a discount on Gannon's $200 an hour/$1200 a weekend rate by introducing him to George himself, why should I care?
Is it the Hipocrisy?
Is it the lying?
Is it the use of a supposedly "Free Press" event to frame a question so stupidly obvious that George doesn't have to say a word to create a false impression such as "Sanctions were a joke against Iraq..." when in truth, they brought Saddam to his knees with nothing in his arsenal much greater than squirrel rifles?
I quote the Rude Pundit:
"The reason Gannon/Guckert matters is because this administration has mainstreamed evil,
has made it a dull hum in the background. Oh, sure, sure, we were appalled, so goddamn outraged when Abu Ghraib happened, but now, even as story after story comes out that we, the American public, elected a government that thinks it's simply part of the post-9/11 game to abuse and torture suspects, we care less and less. And like a rickety old house with termites gnawing at its foundation, we are being undermined and won't know it until the whole thing comes crashing down around us. We are draining away law and ethics through the "extraordinary renditions" of "terror suspects," as well as our own torturing. Like city dwellers who can sleep through sirens, car alarms, and street construction, we just tune it all out. But it'll crash, finally. Then we'll think, oh, shit, should've killed those termites."
There's so much more, but be warned! His Rudeness writes in powerful language:
Gotta run...Peace, eh?