Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Extra Firday Gaggle

From Holden:

The non-blogging holiday window continues for me but I just caught up with this transcript from a second July 1 gaggle held after Chimpy’s visit to his victims wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hoospital.

Hey gagglers – what’s up with this question?

Q What was the most moving experience for the President?

And this one?

Q He’s a very emotional man. He has cried before. Did you see any tears well up, or did you see tears running down today?

Dumb-ass questions like that are not just sickeningly syncophanitc, they allow Scottie to talk about how wonderful Dear Leader is while ignoring more important questions like the SCOTUS vacancy. Observe:

Q He’s a very emotional man. He has cried before. Did you see any tears well up, or did you see tears running down today?

MR. McCLELLAN: There were some — like I said, it was an emotional experience. I think he shared some tearful moments with some of the family members and the soldiers. He also shared some laughs with them, and a lot of hugs. And he did — he awarded five Purple Hearts. One soldier was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts.

Q Do you know his name?

MR. McCLELLAN: I’m sure Walter Reed can get that. I don’t have the list on me right now, but I’m sure they can get you that. And I can check on it, too, and probably get it to you.

Q Going back on the President meeting with the Senate leaders —

MR. McCLELLAN: Let me see if there’s — I took a few notes. Here is something that — kind of the tone of the President’s visit. I mean, he asked, “Are you doing okay? Are you getting what you needed?” I remember at one point he looked at this young son of a soldier who was — he was probably five or six-years-old, and the President said, “Are you proud of your dad?” And he said, “Yes, I am.” And he said, “I am, too.” The President said, “I am, too.” And he thanked them all for their service.

He repeatedly said, “God bless you,” to both spouses and parents, as well as the soldiers, themselves.

Q Back on the other issue of the — </b

You see, Scottie would much rather talk about the proud son of a wounded soldier than his discussions with the Senate concerning the Court. Did Jeff Gannon make a cameo appearance on Friday?