Bush ‘supports’ Arnold

By Les Kinsolving

Editor’s note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman.

At today’s White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent comment that his Democrat opponents in the Legislature were “girlie men.”

WND: The governor of California has refused demands that he retract his description of Democratic legislative budgetary obstructionists as, in his words, “girlie men.” And my first question: The president continues to be fully supportive of Republican National Convention principal speaker Schwarzenegger, doesn’t he?

McCLELLAN: Les, I think that the Republican National Committee can talk to you more about who the speakers are at the convention –

WND: I want to know about the president. Does he support Schwarzenegger, or not?

McCLELLAN: Does he support him? Yes, he supports Gov. Schwarzenegger.

WND: Good. Then my second question –

ANOTHER REPORTER: Are they girlie men? (Laughter.)

WND: Congresswoman Corrine Brown has joined 10 other Democrats in asking the U.N. to monitor our elections on Nov. 2. When this was described by Congressman Steve Buyer of Indiana as “foolish nonsense and silly,” Ms. Brown denounced Republicans, saying you “stole the election,” for which she was ruled out of order by a vote of 219 to 187, while 243 to 161 approved Buyer’s amendment barring any funds being used by the U.N. to monitor our elections, even in South Dakota. And my question: The president is grateful for this strong bipartisan vote against U.N. intervention and this reprimand of Ms. Brown, isn’t he?

McCLELLAN: It sounds like Congress has taken care of this issue and they addressed it, Les.

WND: So you’re thoroughly supportive –

McCLELLAN: I think Congress has already addressed this issue and it’s been put behind us.

WND: – and you think it’s good?

McCLELLAN: (to another reporter) Go ahead.