Another Snow day at the press gaggle

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 11:08 AM

Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary, purported intellectual, self-reported man of objectivity and frankness.

Yeah, right.

From yesterday's White House press gaggle:

Q Well, you confirmed the surge -- how about the cutback?

MR. SNOW: No, I confirmed that there are ideas and I have given you the proper metric. So if people think that that will contribute to the long term goal of victory, it would be reasonable to assume that it would be something under consideration.

(4 questions later)

Q But you did tell me today, you were specifically asked if a surge was among the things being considered, and you said, "It's something that's being explored." So you did confirm that.

MR. SNOW: Okay, so I confirmed it.

What does it say when you lie about the most mundane subjects, when there's really nothing to even be gained by lying?