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At today’s White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about Democrats’ use of groping allegations against Arnold Schwarzenegger in their campaign against him.
WND: When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked on Saturday in Oakland, Calif., whether she thought the reported groping by Mr. Schwarzenegger was worse than what Bill Clinton did to so many women, including Juanita Broaddrick, she replied – this is a quote: “That’s not the point. President Clinton is not running for office. Schwarzenegger is; groping and grabbing for power.” End of quote. And my first of two questions, does the president as a national role –
McCLELLAN: How many parts are there to the first question? (Laughter.)
WND: Does the president as a national role model believe that groping is worse than adultery and rape?
McCLELLAN: Les, I know you’re asking this in the context of the California election. The president’s views are very well-known on matters of that nature. I’m not – and we are not involved in the California election. The judgments will be made by the people of California based on what they feel is best. And we have great confidence in their ability.
WND: The California Democrats have put together a number of recorded telephoned comparison spots against Schwarzenegger, including one by the reverend adulterer, Jesse Jackson, and another by the presidential adulterer, Bill Clinton. And question: Since the president is understandably interested in this California election, does he see the incredible behavior of the Democrats in trying to critique a reported groper with two nationally notorious adulterers?
McCLELLAN: Les, I think that you –
WND: I mean, surely you have an opinion on that.
McCLELLAN: Les, I think that you and your colleagues can go and cover the California election and point out any inconsistencies that that may be – that may be made during that election. I will leave it to you all. Thank you.
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