19 Days and Counting

ThinkProgress points out that it’s been 19 days since we heard from Scott McClellan. That’s a long time. And just before his last briefing there were questions about how much longer he’ll be in his job. Now there are some legitimate explanations for that: Travel to Asia and Crawford, for one, Thanksgiving holiday, etc., for another. That said, now sometimes Washington journalists aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, but should they start adding 2 and 2 together?

Does it equal 4? Or 5? We know he doesn’t really have the confidence of the press corps, but does he still have the confidence of the White House?

We think we know what Scott would say: “Every person who works here at the White House, including
Karl Rove and myself, has the confidence of the President.”

Yes, but for how much longer?

> Perhaps not unrelated to these questions, Scott himself gave a gaggle aboard Air Force One this afternoon….