Friday, September 30, 2005


Because once just isn’t enough:

Q: “All you say is, don't finger-point, the American
people want answers.”

MR. McCLELLAN: "That's not what I said.”

Q: “The American people want answers to what happened
and what went wrong –“

MR. McCLELLAN: “You're absolutely wrong. The American
people recognize that sometimes here in Washington,
people get all focused on the bickering and the
finger-pointing, they get into this charged
atmosphere. The President is –“

Q: “Maybe they could be focused on more than one thing
at the same time.”

MR. McCLELLAN: “The President is trying to elevate the
discourse, and we are. We're doing that, as well,
Bill. And that's what we're getting: the facts.

"As I just pointed out, there are some people that
thought things were happening initially in the
immediate aftermath of the storm that now turn out to
be not true. And we need to let the facts be gathered
and let the facts come out, and that's exactly what
we're doing.”

Q: “The facts would include what went wrong, wouldn't

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