Blood in the water

· long story short

Talking Points Memo has a transcript up of today’s White House press conference. Here are a few highlights:

QUESTION: Ambassador Wilson has said that he has information that Karl Rove condoned this leaking, and I’ve seen your comment that that’s absolutely false —

McCLELLAN: It is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous.

(In the future will we hear McClellan say, “I said it was ridiculous, but I never said it was false”?)
My favorite sequence deals with the selective clearing of Rove:

McCLELLAN: He wasn’t involved. The President knows he wasn’t involved.

QUESTION: How does he know that?

QUESTION: How does he know that?

McCLELLAN: The President knows.

QUESTION: What, is he clairvoyant? How does he know?