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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tar baby

Are you fucking kidding me?!?
CBS REPORTER: Why not declassify [the NSA's call records database]? I mean, the President did talk about the surveillance program a day after the New York Times broke that story. This would seem to effect far more people and it did sound like the President was confirming that story today when he was answering questions.

SNOW: If you go back and look through what he said, there was a reference of foreign to domestic calls. I am not going to stand up here and presume to declassify any kind of program. That is a decision the President has to make. I can't confirm or deny it. The President was not confirming or denying. Again, I would take you back to the USA Today story to give you a little context. Look at the poll that appeared the following day [...] something like 65% of the public was not troubled by it. Having said that, I don't want to hug the tar baby of trying to comment on the program... the alleged program, the existence of which I can neither confirm or deny.

Tony Snow sure knows how to make the headlines. You have to see this to believe it.

UPDATE: For those too young to understand the meaning of the word "tar baby" here's a clue. It's the second most offensive thing you can say to an African-American. If you're still clueless, check out these pictures and maybe you'll get the idea.