Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

What the fuck? Last Friday Little Scottie said farewell to the White House press corps in what was billed as his final gaggle.

Yet here today Scottie (who’s face is still plastered across the banner of the White House Press Briefing Page) gave a brief gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Sarasota, Florida.

What’s wrong, is Pony Blow not ready for Prime Time?

Q The Iran letters. Does the President intend to formally respond to the letter from Ahmadinejad with a letter or some other method?

MR. McCLELLAN: Let me remind you what the Secretary of State said yesterday, what I said yesterday. This letter does nothing at all to address the concerns of the international community, or that the international community has regarding the regime’s nuclear program. The regime needs to come clean and comply with its obligations. And that’s why discussions are continuing at the Security Council, or amongst the Security Council, on moving ahead on a Chapter 7 resolution that would compel the regime to come clean and comply with its obligations.

The letter appears to be more about trying to change the subject. Secretary Rice is up in New York. She’s had discussions with her counterparts within the Security Council, and Germany, as well. And those discussions are continuing.

UPDATE: Froomkin to the rescue.

Tony Snow, the new White House press secretary, is expected to hold his first full-fledged press briefing next Monday.