Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

What a fucking worthless press corps we have in Washington. Why not throw the doors open to Jeff Gannon, Jenna Jameson, ManHands Coulter – whoever?

Here again today we have a “journalist” trying to get Scottie to take credit on Chimpy’s behalf for developments in Lebanon that the press obviously does not understand, baby steps in Saudi Arabia that fall far short of democracy, and a whimsical proposal from Egyptian President for Life Mubarak.

Q Scott, we’ve seen in the Middle East over the past several weeks some fairly substantial movement toward democracy, or at least the promise of it, from elections in Iraq and the Palestinian territories to the resignation of the Syrian government, municipal elections in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, and the promise of elections from Egyptian President Mubarak. I want to know how much of the credit for that the President takes, or did he sense a movement already underway?

Then, later…

Q You don’t trace this back to the war in Iraq? You don’t trace this back to any U.S. policies?

MR. McCLELLAN: Trace what back?

Q This movement — this movement toward democracy, some of the changes we’ve seen.

MR. McCLELLAN: I think the President has often talked about how all people aspire to live in freedom. It’s a universal value and —

Even Scotty is smart enough not to take credit for a situation that could spin into violence and chaos at any moment. Sheesh.