December 21, 2005

So you think women are hysterical...

...when they say they are worried about "tips" and "icebergs", eh? That limiting or outlawing abortion has nothing to do with controlling women, and only saving the babies, eh? That contraception is off the table, eh? Why don't we ask Scott McClellan what the president thinks about birth control, eh?

Q There are news reports this morning that parents and children who were guests of the President, when they visited Congress, wore stickers with the wording, "I was an embryo." And my question is, since all of us were once embryos, and all of us were once part sperm and egg, is the President also opposed to contraception, which stops this union and kills both sperm and egg?

MR. McCLELLAN: I think the President has made his views known on these issues, and his views known --

Q You know, but what I asked, is he opposed -- he's not opposed to contraception, is he?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, and you've made your views known, as well. The President --

Q No, no, but is he opposed to contraception, Scott? Could you just tell us yes or no?

MR. McCLELLAN: Les, I think that this question is --

Q Well, is he? Does he oppose contraception?

MR. McCLELLAN: Les, I think the President's views are very clear when it comes to building a culture of life --

Q If they were clear, I wouldn't have asked.

MR. McCLELLAN: -- and if you want to ask those questions, that's fine. I'm just not going to dignify them with a response.

Well, that clears things up.

Via Feministing.

Posted by binky at December 21, 2005 02:10 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Gender and Politics


Why does the press even bother to show up to see Scotty yap?

That said - this response is truly chilling.

Posted by: Armand at December 21, 2005 04:28 PM | PERMALINK

what if the white house press secretary held a briefing and no one showed up?

i'm reminded of the obligatory music video-ish montage in real genius, designed to evoke mitch's increasing immersion in his research and increasing jadedness about the empty rituals of certain classrooms, which culminates in a room full of recording devices, in lieu of student's, spinning quietly in a lecture hall at the bottom of which spins the professor's reel to reel machine, not a person in the house.

i'd really hate to be mcclellan's sparring partner at the corner gym. or his wife. he can't be pleased with his job these days.

Posted by: moon at December 21, 2005 06:34 PM | PERMALINK
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