Little Scottie is a sensitive guy, and sometimes he just can’t say those two little words:
Q Which groups does he want to shut down?
MR. McCLELLAN: It’s all the unregulated soft money activity by these 527 groups. [Blah-blah-blah, The President thought we got rid of… these shadowy groups. ]
Q That includes the Swift Boats —
Q — specific condemnation of the Swift Boat.
Q — Swift Boat ones. He said, he’s happy that — he condemns all 527s —
MR. McCLELLAN: The President condemns all the ads and activity by these shadowy groups. [Bla-blah-blah, the President thought we got rid of… this kind of activity.]
Q So this includes the Swift Boat, right? You want to shut down — Bush wants to shut down, through legal action —
MR. McCLELLAN: All, all the ads and activity by the shadowy groups. That would include everything that these shadowy groups are involved in.
Q You don’t want to say “Swift Boat,” is that the —
MR. McCLELLAN: I think I answered it by saying, all of the ads and activity.
Q And that would include the Swift Boat, yes?
MR. McCLELLAN: That includes everything. That includes — I don’t know how I can be more clear than that, Adam.
Q Are the Swift Boats a shadowy group?