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Weasel lobby is fed up

"WASHINGTON, D.C. - Resentful after days of having their members compared to White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, the Weasel Anti-Defamation League (WAL) lashed out today at a media they charge with unfairly debasing their clients," writes Bob Geiger.

"Weasel advocates have bombarded newspaper editors with letters, while the pro-weasel blogging community has been on fire with stinging rebukes on claims that the prevaricating White House Press Secretary is the human embodiment of the furry, vacillating creatures."

'I mean we change our opinions an awful lot -- well, kind of, a lot of the time,' said WAL spokesman McLean. 'We even tend to stray from the truth to avoid damaging situations at times -- but this McClellan guy is over the top. Well, maybe not 'over the top' but, well, he makes even real weasels a little squeamish'

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