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Carpetbagger comments: "If you have a few minutes, you should definitely read the transcript of today's White House press briefing. Remember a couple of months ago when the reporters smacked Scott McClellan around for an hour over the Plame scandal? It was about as bad today." [VIDEO]

"There were too many heated exchanges to list them all, but this one stands out":
Q: The person who says that he found out about the Convention Center seeing it on the media � that is to say the FEMA Director � is still in place. Is that satisfactory that somebody would have responded like that?
McClellan: Again, this is getting into � we're somewhat engaged in a blame game. We've got to �
Q: It's not a blame game. That's accountability �
McClellan: Terry, we've got to �
Q: It's accountability.
McClellan: Yes.
Q: Is "Brownie" still doing a "heck of a job," according to the President?
McClellan: We've got to continue to do everything we can in support of those who are involved in the operational aspects of this response effort. And that's what we're going to do. There will be plenty of time �
Q: If he fails at it, he's not going to be good at it going forward. That's what Bob is saying.
McClellan: There are people working round-the-clock with FEMA. The Secretary, the FEMA Director and many others who are working round-the-clock. And we've got to do everything we can in support of their efforts to make sure people are getting what they need.
"And that wasn't even the most confrontational of the exchanges. McClellan used the phrase 'blame game' at least seven times by my count, and after all while, the reporters were visibly sick of it."
McClellan: We can engage in this blame-gaming going on and I think that's what you're getting �
Q: No, no. That's a talking point, Scott. […]
Q: Is he confident…that he can secure the American people in the event of a major terrorist attack?
McClellan: We are securing the American people by staying on the offensive abroad and working to spread freedom and democracy in the Middle East.
Q: That's a talking point. That's a talking point.
"When McClellan said people suffering are going to get answers "but now is not the time," Terry Moran from ABC shot back, 'No, it is the time, Scott.'" Read the rest, here. (Carpetbagger Report)

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