Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

Quite the predictable gaggle today. “Predictable?”, you ask. Yes, predictable.

As evidenced by Commander Bunnypants’ predictably boorish behavior:

Q Scott, you took a question this morning about whether [Spanish] Prime Minister Zapatero has been trying to call the President and the President has declined to take the call.

MR. McCLELLAN: I think that may be the case, that he has tried to reach out. Calls are scheduled at times that are mutually convenient. Some calls are able to be scheduled quicker than others.

Combine that with resident nutjob Les Kinsolving’s predictable xenophobia…

MR. McCLELLAN: Go ahead, Les.

Q Since the last illegal aliens amnesty plan produced so many more illegal aliens, why is the President considering what Republican leader Tom DeLay and others oppose as another amnesty, and Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo calls, in his words, “the same pig with lipstick”?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, first of all, it is not an amnesty. The President does not support a blanket amnesty. The plan that he outlined was aimed at matching willing workers with willing employers and giving them temporary legal status as part of a temporary worker program. It is a program he views that will help strengthen our controls on the border, as well as help provide more humane treatment for those workers who are here illegally now and don’t have protections. It will help meet an important economic need here, as well. And that’s why the President believes that’s an important priority that we should move forward on.

…and Les’ predictably bizarro equation of obscenity and inaccurate exit polls…

Q Since the President presumably supports the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibiting obscene language on the air, doesn’t he think that the often lying exit polls and unsubstantiated projections should also be banned from the air on Election Day?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think that that’s something that people are going to continue to look at in this election and analyze. I don’t think the President, nor myself, tend to get into an analysis of the media, or critiquing the exit polls. But I think others are looking at those issues. There is a problem with some of those exit polls getting out ahead of time, and I’m sure people will continue to look at the issue.

…and I think you get the picture.