Wednesday, September 07, 2005


I had a rare chance today to interview Scotty McClellan, the White House Press Secretary:

Athana: Scott, Bushy the camp counselor raped 6 boys, drowned a 7th, and 10 boys are missing. Are you going to fire the counselor, or are you going to let him search for the ten boys missing?

Scott: Athana, look, what should be done immediately is that we get help to the boys who need it, and we are continuing to do that. The Counselor Bushy has been doing that; he’ll continue to do that. I know some just want to engage in the blame game. There will be a time to talk about all these issues. We've got problems to solve, Athana –

Athana: But Scotty, the camp counselor may not be the right person to help those boys –

Scott: Athana, we've got to continue to do everything we can in support of the counselor Bushy, who is involved in the operational aspects of this response effort. And that's what we're going to do. There will be plenty of time –

Athana: Scott, Scott, listen to me! When he finds those ten boys, the counselor will probably rape or drown them! Or both! Like he did the others!

Scott: The Counselor's most important responsibility is the safety and security of the boys. He talks about that often. That is his most important responsibility. Again, there's going to be plenty of time to look at the facts and determine what went wrong and what went right and how the coordination was between Bushy and the other counselors. Right now we've got to continue doing everything we can in support of the ongoing operational activities on the ground in the region to help those ten boys.

etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Seriously, go to to read a real interview in which the press finally takes Scotty to the laundromat.

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