Usually, the White House just puts words into Scott McClellan's mouth. Last week, the press office tried to wrench them into the transcripts of White House briefings provided by CQ and the Federal News Service. At issue: McClellan's uncharacteristically candid affirmation of a statement by NBC's David Gregory, set forth by CQ and FNS as:
The White House heard it differently:
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
White House White-Out
This really shouldn't surprise anyone at this point. What is noteworthy, I think, is that the administration's attempt to cover their tracks is getting sloppier and sloppier every day.
McClellan should probably just officially start working for The Onion now, don't you think? I mean, it's not like they've ever pretended to be straight with us either.