Wednesday, May 12, 2004

More Tuesdays with Scottie Mac:

(Watch me do my Atrios impression...)

Why won't the president or vice-president denounce the hateful, anti-American statements of Mr. Limbaugh?

Q My question's about the President's deep revulsion to the photos and the abuses. We haven't heard anything from --

MR. McCLELLAN: Look, you can talk to the Vice President's office, but I am sure he --

Q They were not returning calls --

MR. McCLELLAN: -- I am sure he shares the President's sentiments and the sentiments -- these are sentiments that the American people share, as well.

Q Was the Vice President talking about --

MR. McCLELLAN: Because they do not represent our United States military and the more than 200,000 people who have served very honorably in Iraq.

Q Do you think the Vice President will do the Rush Limbaugh show again, given his almost embrace of these photos?

MR. McCLELLAN: You can ask the -- ask those questions to the Vice President's office. They have a -- they have a press office.

Q They're not -- they're not returning calls about this matter. Is there a reason for that, that you know of?

MR. McCLELLAN: I think you can talk -- they talked to reporters over the weekend about some of the Vice President's views.

Q About Rumsfeld, but not about this specific incident and any revulsion to it, or --

MR. McCLELLAN: I haven't heard anything about that, but you're welcome to call them.

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