In todays press briefing, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan was particularly noncommittal and vague about President Bushs friendship with the scandal scalded House Majority Leader Tom DeLay:
MCCLELLAN: There are a number of congressional leaders that he works closely with on the Hill and he considers a friend. Sure.
QUESTION: And he considers Tom DeLay a friend.
MCCLELLAN: I think there are different levels of friendship with anybody
The headline is a little severe, but you know what I mean. Scotty could have given Delay high praises right away if there wasn't something going on.
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