Hot In the Press Gaggle
Scott McClellan's boss may not believe in global warning. Scotty does know that White House gaggles are getting hotter. The press secretary wasn't able to keep the
MR. MCCLELLAN: What's your question?
Q There's a story --
MR. MCCLELLAN: I think what I can point to -- I'm not going to get into talking about private meetings he's had, but look at the initiatives we've outlined, look at the leadership the President is providing to address the challenges of climate change. It is an issue that we take seriously, and that's why we've been investing billions in research and development to better understand the science of climate change. That's why we've initiated partnerships, like the Asia Pacific Partnership, to address these issues, as well.
Q But Michael Crichton as an expert or a novelist the President enjoys reading?
MR. MCCLELLAN: The President read his book, and he was glad to have the opportunity to visit with him.
Q -- believes as expert opinion?
MR. MCCLELLAN: I think you should look at what we outlined, Jessica. If you want to ask the President about it, you are -- you're welcome to do that at some point. But I'm not going to get into talking about private meetings that he has.
Bush's meeting with the man who wrote Westworld is so important that McClellan can't share it with the American public. Conservatives will applaud Scotty's nonanswer. The fact is if the fourth estate can't get information from the White House press secretary then voters can not make informed opinions about policy. That is exactly what McClellan and his employers want. The sad fact is they don't realize (or care to) that they work for the people of the United States.