McClellan: Obama's Nancy-Mocking Presser Mistake-Free
Message to Scott McClellan: when your guy's gaffe merits a screaming headline at Drudge [see after the jump] about how he's had to apologize for what he said, he's messed up. Big time. But that didn't stop Pres. Bush's former press secretary—turned Soros-paid scrivener—from going on TV and proclaiming that Obama turned in a flawless performance in his debut presser today as president-elect.
McClellan appeared on MSNBC's "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," David Gregory's post-election vehicle taking the place of "Race for the White House." In an odd bit of balance, McClellan, who endorsed Obama, was on with former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart. Mika Brzezinski guest-hosted for Gregory. Lockhart went first, and predictably proclaimed that Obama "made no mistakes" in his press conference today. No prize for candor, but what do you expect? Then it was McClellan's turn, and he went into parrot paradigm [with no offense to the baby red-front macaw I'm bringing home tomorrow].
Readers will recall that during the press conference, Obama made a heartless joke at Nancy Reagan's expense that within hours had him calling the former First Lady to apologize. That didn't stop the sycophant from asserting that Obama had turned in a mistake-free performance.
SCOTT MCCLELLAN: I agree with Joe: that there are no mistakes, and he came across as reassuring and he was very deliberate and thoughtful and pragmatic, which is something that he has shown throughout the campaign as well.
Let's see. Obama makes a joke at the expense of the 87-year old widow—recently released from the hospital with a broken hip—of a beloved former president. Shortly thereafter, Obama is forced to apologize, and is getting pounded at a highly-influential web site. Yet McClellan sees no mistake. What do we deduce?