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Wait a minute, that's a non-denial from McClellan about Bush's finger

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Look, I appreciate the White House press office contacting me to say Bush didn't flip the press off yesterday, but then Scott McClellan, their boss, refuses to deny the story in today's press briefing.

Here's what Scott had to say:

Q Scott, last night on the Tonight Show, Jay Leno, who apparently is subbing for Johnnie, displayed a video of the President at the Capitol yesterday. In that video, the President walking away from the press lifts his hand and raises a finger. Mr. Leno interpreted it as, shall we say, a finger of hostility. Each of our fingers has a special purpose and meaning in life. (Laughter.) Can you tell us what finger it was he held up?

MR. McCLELLAN: Ken, I'm not even going to dignify that with much of a response. But if someone is misportraying something, that's unfortunate.

Q Well, it was not a finger of hostility?

MR. McCLELLAN: Ken, I was there with him, and I'm just not going to -- I'm not going to dignify that with a response. I mean, I haven't seen the video that you're talking about, but I know the way the President acts. And if someone is misportraying it, that's unfortunate.
Well, with all due respect Scott, you just lied again. You know how the president acts? Implying, what, that the president would never flip someone off? Of course, he DID flip someone off and we have it on tape (see post below). He also called a NYT reporter a "major league asshole." So, I'm sorry, but you're outright lying when you say that the president never "acts" this way. And in fact, you didn't even really say that today. You simply refused to deny the story. That's downright weird, and in the context of RoveGate, where you first gave denials that were lies, and now you're giving cagey answers, we have to wonder why you're giving cagey answers again if nothing happened.

Again, you know the way the president acts. Well, we do too. And he flips the bird and calls people assholes. So, using your logic of "knowing how the president acts" then I guess it's true.

I don't want to belabor the point, because there is a chance we're misinterpreting the photo. But come on guys, can you ever come clean about any story ever? Jesus, not everything is a national security matter. Just once, come clean and stop playing word games like some liar.

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