(1 PM – promoted by TheMomCat)
whut’s this? A momentarily functioning press corpse?
Jake Tapper: You said Awlaki was demonstrably and provably involved in operations. Do you plan on demonstrating or proving…
Jay Carney: [interrupting] a humuna humuna humuna! Whoa, Nellie! “Proof” could land me in legal hot water! Let me paint a picture of guilt by association!
JT: Do you plan on bringing any proof to the public of these charges?
JC: you’re embedding destabilizing assumptions in my gyroscopic thing-a-ma-jiggie, so I’m just not going to address it. There are a lot of bullshit secrets about our bullshit national security that I simply refuse to address.
JT: I don’t understand. It’s very fucking simple douche weasel: You said Awlaki was operational based on exactly fucking what?
[meanwhile, check out the expression of perturbed concern about where Tapper’s line of questioning is going on that Mr. Bean character to Tapper’s left. Priceless.]
JT: Did you show any evidence to a judge? Anyone?
JC: Again, Jake, see these stones I’m stacking up on the lectern here? Consider it a wall of alienation between me and you.
JT: You said “evidence.”
JC: I got nuthin’. That was all bullshit.
JT: isn’t it a wee bit problematic for Presidents to kill Americans without explanation?
JC: uh…well…[makes hand gestures expressing “the angles he can’t talk about.”]
JT: The President denied Awlaki access to legal representation to challenge his placement on the assassination list. That was kind of shitty, wasn’t it?
JC: Fork if I know. Go ask Treasury. You’re done, bud. Next.
Pretty great stuff from Tapper.