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Wednesday, April 07, 2004
 
Do they Deceive About Everything?
This reminds me of the type of crap I pulled when I was 8 years old and broke my mother's lamp. I blamed it on the cat. Yes the cat was on the end table when the lamp was broken. But I was the one who threw the ball at the cat... and missed. I'm not sure my mother ever did find out the real story.
Dealing with criticism that national security adviser Condoleezza Rice wouldn't testify in public before the 10-member commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, White House spokesman Scott McClellan complained last month that when she testified in private, "only five members showed up" to hear what she had to say.

What McClellan didn't tell reporters was that on Nov. 21 — long before Rice met with the five commissioners in February — the White House counsel's office had sent the commission a letter saying no more than three commissioners could attend meetings with White House aides of Rice's rank.

Given that demand, "we are a little surprised that the White House has repeatedly implied to the public that commissioners were uninterested in attending these meetings," commission spokesman Al Felzenberg said Tuesday.

Commissioner Jamie Gorelick, who did not attend the interview with Rice on Feb. 7, said she finds it "infuriating" that the White House would insinuate commissioners shirked their duty and didn't have a right to press for more time with Rice. "That's hooey," she said.

Maybe, just maybe, the sock puppet press corps is waking up.
 
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