WH Says No SCOTUS News

Let's use these last few minutes of tea-leaf reading carefully. First, McClellan has told the press corps in the most recent WH pool report that there will "not be an announcement today regarding judicial nominees." Also, the WH will NOT have anything to say about the Fitzgerald investigation until after the announcement of the findings. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

We think it means that the White House has realized even Americans are too smart to think a SCOTUS announcement today would be just a coincidence. It also means that they're more time to campaign for Butterstick. As for Rove: Gonna be more stressful winter than you thought. Maybe you can borrow some of Cheney's heart medicine.

Report after the jump

From: "White House Press Releases"

Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 10:31:41

To:WH Press Releases

Subject: POOL REPORT #1A, 10/28/05

Pool Report #1a, 10/28/05


Here's a partial pool report, fuller report to come:


Air Force One lifted off at 9:03 a.m. en route to Norfolk and landed at 9:31 a.m. Light drizzle and cold wind in Norfolk. Motorcade arrives at speech venue in Norfolk at 10 a.m. POTUS begins speech at 10:05 a.m.


On the flight to Norfolk, Scott McClellan briefed the pool for a few minutes. He said the White House will not have anything to say regarding Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation until after Fitzgerald makes an announcement about his findings. McClellan also said the White House plans to announce a spending package this afternoon that will reallocate funds for hurricane reconstruction along the Gulf Coast, a package that will move FEMA disaster relief funding and will not affect the deficit. McClellan also said that there will not be an announcement today regarding judicial nominees. Transcript to come.

Josh White

The Washington Post


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