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» September 6, 2005
The After-Inaction Reports
In the Gaggle today, Scott McClellan repeated the administration talking point that "now is not the time for blame-gaming." Michael Chertoff stayed on point Sunday saying there would be plenty of time for accountability in the "after-action" reports. But what about these statements?
"I want to congratulate the governors for being leaders. You didn't ask for this, when you swore in, but you're doing a heck of a job."Why is there no time to assign blame if there's plenty of time to assign praise?
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
"Mr. Mayor, that after a lot of hard work, people are going to be -- people will be proud of the effort. And I want to thank you for your leadership here. And Haley, I want to thank you for yours. Again, I want to thank Trent and Thad."
"Results are acceptable here in Mississippi."
"Governor, thanks for your leadership."
"We're making progress."