Little Scottie sez today’s event in Kentucky will not be scripted.
MR. McCLELLAN: And the President — well, first of all, let me back up. The event is being hosted by the Greater Louisville Inc., which is the Chamber of Commerce for Louisville..
Q Are those questions pre-screened, or —
MR. McCLELLAN: No, they can ask whatever — the people at this event can ask whatever they want.
We shall see.
And on the Alito hearings, Scottie sez he doesn’t like the “misrepresentations”, except those of Alito himself.
MR. McCLELLAN: This morning, I’ve noticed that there have been some Democratic senators that have continued to engage in some misrepresentations. It appears some are now grasping for straws.
Q Scott, would one of those misrepresentations be enrollment and his membership in CAP? And did the White House know about that membership before he went up to the Hill?
MR. McCLELLAN: He talked about that yesterday. I think some of the misrepresentations that I’m referring to include talking about when he decided a case that some said that showed that he was against regulating machine guns, when in fact he was basing his decision based on Supreme Court precedent, and actually laying out a roadmap for how Congress could go about regulating machine guns. There are others that tried to question his integrity and he is someone who is widely respected for his integrity and his judicial temperament and his experience by people on both sides — sides of the aisle.
Suddenly, Little Scottie likes polls (at least those that he can misrepresent in Chimpy’s favor).
Q What about the Post outcome on the National Security Agency’s spying program? Americans seem to be split either 50-50 or 30-30-30 on whether the program is legal?
MR. McCLELLAN: Sorry, I’m not sure exactly — I saw ABC-Washington Post say 51-47, and Rasmussen a couple of weeks ago, some 64 percent of Americans expressed their support for it.