Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

Let’s begin with a couple of quick debate strategy questions:

Q I’m sorry, one brief follow up. Has the President — is the President bringing anything to this debate that perhaps he has learned from the first debate experience? You know, there’s been a widespread perception that maybe he wasn’t exactly 110 percent on his game that day. Is there — is there anything that he is going to try to do a little bit better this time?

[Scottie snipped – check link if you really care what he has to say.]

Q — stylistically. In other words, he’s not going to try to stop making faces or whatever?

Now let’s play Gaggle Mix-n-Match, where you match Little Scottie’s lame-ass non-answers with the press corps’ questions.

Topic: Shitty New Jobs Nuumbers.

First, two lame-ass non-answers:

Lame-ass Non-answer 1:

MR. McCLELLAN: I just talked about them. When you’ve created 1.9 million jobs over the last year, that is good news — but there is more to do. And the President is not going to be satisfied until everyone who is looking for work can find a job. And you’ve heard him say that many times.

But there is more work to do, and that’s why I said we need to continue to pursue the pro-growth policies this President has implemented to put us on a path to greater prosperity. And that’s — that’s exactly what this President is doing with his six-point plan. But he also recognizes that we’re in a changing economy where we need to make sure people have the skills to fill the high-growth, high-paying jobs that are being created. The job creation that is going on is broad-based throughout the economy over the last year.

Lame-ass Non-answer 2:

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, the President’s policies have put us on a path to greater prosperity. The President’s policies are working to create jobs and keep the economy moving forward, but there is still more work to do. And we’ve seen 13 straight months of job growth; more than 1.9 million jobs created in the last year. The unemployment rate is below the averages of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, at 5.4 percent. But to continue creating jobs, we need to pursue pro-growth policies that keep taxes low, that eliminate overly burdensome regulations, that stop lawsuit abuse, and that give people more control over their own lives so that we can promote innovation and entrepreneurship and —

Now, the questions.

Question 1

Q How does he feel about the jobs numbers?

Question 2:

Q Back to the jobs numbers. Was the President happy with today’s numbers?

Can you guess which lame-ass non-answer went with which question?

If you said, “Who cares?”, then you may have already won.