January 19, 2005 05:53 PM
Social Security Reform: Just a Flesh Wound
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas referred to the White House insistence on its plan for reforming Social Security as the Administration beating a "dead horse." The Republican Congressman with a reputation for stomping on puppies, has a different plan. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said that Thomas' remarks had been misinterpreted by the press. We find that curious as can be. How can a "dead horse" be misinterpreted? Did he really mean "happy jumping glowing horse of love"? Or perhaps he meant, the "not nearly dead and getting remarkably better soon to be passed unanimously horse"?
New Doubts On Plan For Social Security [WP]
Press Briefing by Scott McClellan [Whitehouse.gov]