Oh ... for the good old days

Submitted by la miller on 25 October, 2005 - 16:41
White House Royal Saturday Night Fever
Britain's Princess Diana dances with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner on November 9, 1985 (from [http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gallery/photoessay/wh-life.html|WhiteHouse.gov] photo gallery).

I found this picture today on the [http://www.whitehouse.gov|White House] website, a favorite of mine. If you aren't familiar with its content, I suggest a visit. Always entertaining are [[Scott McClellan]]'s [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/briefings/|press briefings].

Say it, Scottie

Here's a nice little gem from today:

Q: Scott, a couple of years ago, you told us that [[Scooter Libby]] and [[Karl Rove]] had nothing to do with the CIA leak. It appears that you may have gotten bad information before you made that statement. Now, today, we learn through extrapolation that when the Vice President said in September of 2003 that he didn't know who said [[Joe Wilson]] to Niger to investigate the claims that Iraq was trying to buy yellow cake, that he was not speaking the truth. My question is: Can we be confident that when we hear statements from the White House in public that they are truthful?

MR. McCLELLAN: I think you can because you know that our relationship is built on trust, and I have earned that trust with you all. As you pointed out, you pointed back to some past comments that I gave and I've talked to you about the assurances that I received on that.

In terms of the investigation, it is an ongoing investigation. The policy of this White House has been to carry out the direction of the President, which is to cooperate fully with the special prosecutor. That means not commenting on it publicly from here at the White House. There is a lot of speculation that is going on right now. There are many facts that are not known. The work of the [[Patrick Fitzgerald|special prosecutor]] continues, and we look forward to him successfully concluding his investigation.

You got to love it.