Miscellaneous Weasel Watching
Here's the number of times White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan used the following phrases/talking points in the Monday and Tuesday press briefings:
- "an ongoing investigation" 14
- "war on terrorism" or "war on terror" 10
- "[live in/spread/defend/advance] freedom" 7
- "...not going to speculate" 5
Q: Scott, a couple of years ago, you told us that Scooter Libby and Karl Rove had nothing to do with the CIA leak... Can we be confident that when we hear statements from the White House in public that they are truthful?Now that's funny!
McClellan: I think you can because you know that our relationship is built on trust, and I have earned that trust with you all.