Feb 6, 2006

Who Is This Helen Thomas..?

Helen and Scott went head to head today over the warrentless domestic spy program.
Q: Does the president think he should obey the law? He put his hand on the Bible twice to uphold the Constitution. Wiretapping is not legal under the circumstances without a warrant.
MR. MCCLELLAN: Well, I guess you didn't pay attention to the attorney general's hearing earlier today, because he walked through very clearly the rationale behind this program.
Q There is no rationale --
MR. MCCLELLAN: And Helen, I think you have to ask --
Q -- (inaudible) -- the law.
MR. MCCLELLAN: I think you have ask are we -- well, he's not -- are we a nation at war.
Q That's not the question.
MR. MCCLELLAN: No, that is the issue here.
Q The question is, the point is, there are means for him to go to -- get a warrant to spy on people.
MR. MCCLELLAN: Enemy surveillance is critical to waging and winning war. It's one of the traditional tools of war.
Q But he says he doesn't have running room --
MR. MCCLELLAN: The attorney general outlined very clearly today how previous administrations have used the same authority --
Q That doesn't make it legal.
MR. MCCLELLAN: -- and cited the same -- and cited the very same authority.
Q (Inaudible) -- they broke the law, that's too bad.
MR. MCCLELLAN: And we're going to continue doing everything we can --
Q You know what happened to Nixon when he broke the law.
MR. MCCLELLAN: -- within our power to protect the American people.
This is a very different circumstance, and you know that.
Q No, I don't.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That line of questioning reads like sedition to this reader. Tell the NSA to up the surveillance on this one.

5:06 PM  
Blogger bluewild said...

I wondered what had happened to Helen. At least she was able to get some quetions in. I know they've been making her sit in the back and they really try NOT to call on her becuase she asks the tough questions and makes them nervous.

Keep at it Helen. Make them nervous. Make Scott stutter. They call him Puffy McMoon Face here.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, I can tell you who Helen Thomas is. She is a woman with spunk! Other than David Gregory, senior White House reporter for NBC, we need more reporters like her to step up to the plate and call a spade a spade. She certainly made Scott McClellan look like a wuss. Go Helen go!

5:17 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

When Helen Thomas and David Gregory go after Scott McClellan at these Press conferences it can be hilarious. She and David Gregory ARE the only Press with real backbone.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

That was good. Maybe others will stand up and speak for justice. I'm glad I paid attention during the Nixon hearings, it makes it easier to understand their following the same plan but just a little updated. The only diffence is the world is watching as we distroy ourselves with King George rule. Bluewild we're living history for the second time only the names have changed.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Ben Bradlee said...

I think on or two occasions over the years Helen won Bob Woodward's balls in a poker game.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

Scott McClellan has become a little windup doll, over and over, repeating what has been programmed into him. He can't remember the last time he had an original thought.

Helen Thomas rules! Even Arlen Spector says they broke the law. This Admin has no choice right now but to bully their way through the facts and hope for delays.

A house of cards will always come tumbling down.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott,
Isn't it true Nixon was only trying to protect God-fearing Americans from the pinko commie hippy aetheists in the Democratic Party? --Jeff Gannon, Talon News Service

Qui est veritas?
St. Brigid

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz, FYI the Goonies is on AMC tonight. You might want to TiVo it. :)

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fitz, this broad Thomas is about one of the only reporters with any common sense or care for this country.... THAT'S what...

Ohio Criminal Circus Gone Wild! Somebody Get In There And Throw Diebold Out

We're not into any games anymore....take the war straight to them, in every state the neocons think they got.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I can't understand why everyone lets these crooks get away with saying "We are a nation at war!" as their answer for everything. It is an illegal war, started by them and built upon lies. Just like everything else they do! Bring them all down, Fitz; even your smug lying boss, just dreaming!

7:55 PM  
Blogger G. Mackster said...

Helen Thomas is the the spinal cord in the gelatinous backbone that is the Press Corps. She's trying to represent for the body of the American people but she's getting little, if any, support.

By the way, nice blog. and thanks for your comment of the same concerning my blog, "The Mack Attack." I'm new to blogging. How can I attract more readers and comments? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Strategerie said...

Helen Thomas is one of the few reasons to watch the daily White House press briefing. She beats Scott McClellan like a piece of bad meat on a regular basis.

I would say something about how embarrassing it must be for Scott to get roughed up by someone old enough to be his mother, but that would be unsportsmanlike.

-S

12:12 AM  
Anonymous kel said...

I love Helen.
A nation at war. I am so sick of that reply. The cult master is doing such a good job.. thus Fitz he needs to be indicted. aka Rove.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Scott McClellan has lost all credibility,just like Bush.
He is a pathetic worm,just like Bush.

10:07 AM  

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