Friday, March 23, 2007

It's about time

It's about time the Red House Press Corps started acting like journalists and not stenographers.

Too bad they waited until the House was soaked in the blood of hundred of thousands of people.

In the context of the Bush regime's refusal to allow its top capos to testify on the U.S. Attorney issue, a reporter asks Tony Snow about Cheney's refusal to disclose the people on his energy council, and about the refusal of Bush and Cheney to testify under oath about 9/11.

The below exchange is very interesting. Snow talks about a "presumption of criminality," and gets called on it.

Q You used the word "avoid." There is an avoidance, it seems, of this administration to sit down and talk on the record, under oath, about critical issues.

MR. SNOW: What you're saying is that every time somebody wants to try to mount a charge you ought to be able to get hauled up and testify under oath, with a presumption of criminality, rather than a presumption of goodwill. I'm not going to buy that.

Q Was it criminal, 9/11 -- was that criminal?

MR. SNOW: No. What I'm saying is that the 9/11 Commission, we participated fully.

Snow had to be rescued from his consciousness-of-guilt moment by a "question" alleging that Democrats are using the U.S. Attorney issue to cover up a proposed tax increase.

You can link to the Red House website's transcript and video of the press conference from Wonkette's website. Not from here.