WASHINGTON - The White House is refusing to reveal details of tainted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's visits withYet another Emily Litella cum Oops I Crapped My PantsTM moment for Scottie McTalkingPoint. First he promises to "get back to you on that" and then, once he starts sniffing around, Rove tells him to put a sock in it.
President Bush's staff.
Abramoff had 'a few staff-level meetings' at the Bush White House, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said Tuesday. But he would not say with whom Abramoff met, which interests he was representing or how he got access to the White House.
This latest is about as credible as "we aren't going to comment on an on-going investigation".
Bu$hCo has lost all of its credibility. This one line just cracked me up for its cognitive dissonance:
McClellan said Bush does not know Abramoff personally, although it's possible the two met at the holiday receptions.Does this mean that Bush doesn't know Abramoff in the biblical sense? Or, that they don't get together on weekends for poker? To claim that Bush wouldn't know one of his top "pioneer" fund-raisers simply doesn't pass the laugh test.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, along with three other Democratic senators, wrote Bush a letter Tuesday asking for an accounting of Abramoff's personal contacts with Bush administration officials and acts that may have been undertaken at his request. "The American people need to be assured that the White House is not for sale," they wrote.Go get-em, Harry!