Did anyone catch this gem from Friday's press gaggle
Q Since the President is, under Article II, Section III of the Constitution, required to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed," what specifically has he done with regard to more than 2,000 violations of California's marriage law by the Mayor of San Francisco? And I have a follow-up.
MR. McCLELLAN: I think we just went through this subject at length when Terry brought this question up, and I told you what we're doing.
Q -- he hasn't done it --
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, we're closely looking at these events.
Q Is he in touch with Governor Schwarzenegger on this issue, do you know?
MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know if they've had a conversation. Certainly, we're aware of what the Governor has been doing, as well.
Q When there was massive law-breaking on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, Governor Reagan sent in the National Guard, just as the 101st Airborne was sent into Little Rock, whose schools were breaking the law. And my question: Does the President believe those actions are wrong? And if not, why hasn't he asked Governor Schwarzenegger to take action against this massive law-breaking?
The Reagan/Berkeley reference was a violent crackdown on student protesters involving police and the National Guard. It promtped Reagan's infamous comment "If there has to be a bloodbath then let's get it over with."
Anyone know who this reporter is? I remember a few days ago there was a diary about a wingnut pool reporter whose job is to lob softballs, but this seemed more like outrage from Bush's right flank (and isn't it frightening to know he has a right flank).
I've got a few details on this exchange and the Berkeley protest over at my blog.