Obsession Must Know: Who The Fuck is Jerry Patterson?

From Holden:

Little Scottie can’t handle follow-up questions, especially when he lies:

Q Why did he choose Jerry Patterson? Patterson says he hadn’t been involved in the campaign at all, and Patterson is also —

MR. McCLELLAN: Like I said, I’m sure the campaign would be glad to talk to you more about some of the arrangements for today. He was here representing the campaign and speaking on behalf of veterans who support the President.

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Q Scott, you described Patterson as a representative of the campaign. He was out there praising the most recent Swift Boat ads, calling it a very telling ad. Presumably that’s at odds with what the President thinks.

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think he was speaking as a veteran, Dana. And it articulates it in his letter. The President is going to continue to focus on the future and focus on his agenda for moving America forward.

Q He wasn’t representing the campaign.

MR. McCLELLAN: He was speaking as a veteran, and the campaign helped coordinate today’s activities. I’m sure they’ll be glad to talk to you more about that.

Q Was he speaking for the campaign though, today?

MR. McCLELLAN: I’m sorry?

Q Was he speaking for the campaign today?

MR. McCLELLAN: He was speaking as a veteran. And the letter was signed by seven veterans.

Q It was drafted by the campaign —

MR. McCLELLAN: I’m sorry?

Q It was drafted by the campaign.

MR. McCLELLAN: Again, you can talk to the campaign about all those details. I’m sure they’d be glad to talk to you about it.