Friday, December 16, 2005

Inconsistency is "Presidential Prerogative"

Last Wednesday President Bush was asked if he thought Tom Delay was innocent of the money laundering and conspiracy charges he's been accused of. "Yes, I do" the President replied.

Democrats criticized the response, saying the President has prejudged the case. And Press Secretary McClellan is reportedly defensive when asked why the President won't talk about the Valerie Plame case and what he knows, but is apparently willing to state his views on the Delay case.
"The president was asked a question and he responded to that question in the interview yesterday, and made very clear what his views were," McClellan said. "We don't typically tend to get into discussing legal matters of that nature, but in this instance, the president chose to respond to it. Our policy regarding the Fitzgerald investigation and ongoing legal proceeding is well-known and it remains unchanged."

"Call it a presidential prerogative," he added.


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