The Cheney inquisition

Josh Marshall offers the following excerpt from today's exchange between Scottie and his inquisitors:


QUESTION: Back in 2003, the Vice President said publicly that he didn't know who sent Joe Wilson on the Niger mission, back in June of 2003 -- or July of 2003 -- when the person who sent him's name first became public. There now seems to be contradictory evidence that, in fact, he did know. Do you know, did he know, did he not know?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: This is a question relating to an ongoing investigation, and we're not having any further comment on the investigation while it's ongoing. That is on all questions relating to the investigation.
QUESTION: But that isn't really a question about the investigation.
SCOTT McCLELLAN: It relates to the whole issue that the special prosecutor is investigating, or looking into.
QUESTION: Well, it relates to the truthfulness of the Vice President with the American public, too, doesn't it?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: Terry, I think you're prejudging things and speculating. And we're not going to prejudge or speculate about things.
QUESTION: Does the President have confidence in the Vice President?
QUESTION: Does the President have confidence in the Vice President?
SCOTT McCLELLAN: The Vice President is doing a great job as a member of this administration and the President appreciates all that he is doing. [LINK]
Yeah, Dickie, yer doing a heck of a job. Too bad Pat Fitzgerald is doing a better one.

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