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Scottie & Me - White House Briefing - October 8, 2003
    
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White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
 
 
October 8, 2003 - 12:45 PM
 
 
by Russell Mokhiber
 
     
 

Mokhiber: Does the President agree with the Texas Republican Party that NAFTA and GATT should be repealed and the U.S. should get out of the UN and the WTO? Scott

McClellan: The President has made his views well known on all of those issues. I don't know the specific document you are referring to -

Mokhiber: It's the platform of the Texas Republican Party.

Scott McClellan: The President has put forth what his views are. He has addressed all of those issues.

Mokhiber: Why do you refuse to answer the question whether Karl Rove said that Joseph Wilson's wife was "fair game"?

Scott McClellan: I think we have been through this now -

Mokhiber: But you won't answer the question?

Scott McClellan: - for two days in a row -

Mokhiber: You have been dodging it. Did he say it?

Scott McClellan: I did answer the question.

Mokhiber: Did he say it?

Scott McClellan: Again, I answered that question --

Mokhiber: What was the answer?

Scott McClellan: -- it's been asked for two days now -

Mokhiber: What was the answer, though?

Scott McClellan: - it's been addressed -

Mokhiber: What was the answer?

Scott McClellan: I'm not going to go back through it today, because we have been through it the last couple of days. I've pointed out that there are some who are trying to politicize this investigation for partisan political gain. And that's unfortunate. There is an investigation going on. No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than this White House.

Mokhiber: Why don't you just say - I don't want to answer the question?

Scott McClellan: Anybody else?

Mokhiber: Why don't you say - I don't want to answer that question?

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-Thanks to Russell Mokhiber

White House reporter Russell Mokhiber is the editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime Reporter - www.corporatecrimereporter.com. He co-authors the weekly Focus on the Corporation column with Robert Weissman which Common Dreams publishes. He can be reached at: russell@nationalpress.com

 

 
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