Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

Smarmy-ass Terrence Trent d’Uffy wants no part of Cindy Sheehan.

Q Is the President going to meet with the mother who lost a son in Iraq, that’s been camped out in front of his ranch?

MR. DUFFY: The President has met with Ms. Sheehan last summer, and as we’ve said, the National Security Advisor, as well as the Deputy Chief of Staff met with her and other mothers for 45 minutes.


Q Why won’t the President meet with her? I mean, she’s camped outside — I mean, is he at all worried that he’s got this mother, someone who lost a kid in Iraq, she’s camped out in front of the ranch, both — I mean, from a PR side of things, but also the substantive — listening to her — I mean, why won’t he meet with her?

MR. DUFFY: The President did meet with her in June of 2004; he’s met with hundreds of families of the fallen. They are private meetings. And he was glad to meet with her at that time. We always mourn the loss of every life. And as I said, he’s met with hundreds of families of the fallen.


Q Trent, on Ms. Sheehan, what was the White House’s message to her in the meeting with her over the weekend?

MR. DUFFY: As I said and reported, that Mr. Hagin and Mr. Hadley listened to her concerns.

Q Did they — what was their response to her? I mean, did they welcome her concerns, did they —

MR. DUFFY: It was a private meeting. As I said on the wire call, she suggested and expressed on more than three occasions that she was very appreciative for them coming out.

He’s met with hundreds of families of the fallen. “Families of the fallen”? What a fucking evil euphemism. Makes it sounds like these dead soldiers slipped on a bar of soap in the bathtub, doesn’t it? Casey Sheehan did not “fall”, he was murdered by the greed of the Neocons and the vanity of George Bush.

Last time I checked there were 1836 “families of the fallen” so if the president has only met with hundreds he should cut his five-week vacation short and meet the rest of them.