Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

Right off the bat in today’s gaggle Scottie feels it’s necessary to issue a correction for the Washington Post.

And, finally, there is a story in The Washington Post this morning, which we will put some paper out correcting the record about that story.

Q What story —

MR. McCLELLAN: It was the story that said that individuals investing in personal accounts will have to return money to the government, the money that they invest in those personal accounts. The story is wrong. Individuals get to keep everything they set aside in personal accounts, plus the increased rate of return they’ll realize on their investment. So to suggest otherwise is wrong. It is the individual’s account and the government cannot touch it — and the article suggested otherwise.

Q — that reporter’s report?

MR. McCLELLAN: I just wanted to mention that, because it was wrong and there is some comments from people in the article suggesting that our plan was something that it is not.

Is this the start of a trend? Will Scottie correct Fox News’ assertion of 60% voter turnout in Iraq (they originally reported 80%) when the actual number is in the low 40s at best? Will he issue numerous corrections for Judith Miller’s reporting on Iraqi WMDs? The world waits with baited breath.

So, how is Chimpy doing with his efforts to gain bipartisan support for his plan to demolish Social Security?

Q Does the President feel as if he’s able to persuade Democrats last night with his speech?

MR. McCLELLAN: Some Democrats I don’t think necessarily needed persuading about the need to strengthen Social Security. You have people like Congressman Boyd, who I’ve talked about recently, who has already signed on to legislation to address Social Security’s — the insolvency facing Social Security.

Q He’s the only one in all of Congress, right? The only Democrat?

MR. McCLELLAN: I don’t know that I would describe it that way. [Note: “I don’t know that I would describe it that way.” is Scottie Speak for “Yes.”]

Finally, for any of you Kossites lurking out there, here’s my candidate for the Jeff Gannon question of the day.

Q Was the President upset last night —

MR. McCLELLAN: One second.

I’m inferring quite a bit here. I think whoever that was intended to ask about the Democrats who had the audacity to boo Dear Leader last night. Scottie cut him off in mid-question and could not manage to find that one second to give him another chance to ask again, so we will never know.