Video: Tony Snow vs. the press corps on Kerrygate

Tony’s milkin’ it, Cheney’s milkin’ it, Santorum’s milkin’ it, and I’m milkin’ it with both hands. As you’ll see, TS commends Democrats who have already “stepped up” to denounce Waffles’s remarks. The latest to do so? Hillary, who called them “inappropriate” earlier this morning. Near as I can tell, Fox is the only major news outlet reporting that; a search for “hillary kerry” on Google News returns nothing on topic.

Snow’s main point throughout is that Kerry could have defused this easily by apologizing. Not so, though; as Tom Maguire explains, Waffles is now a card-carrying member of the fightin’ nutroots. And the fightin’ nutroots does not apologize. Which explains why the latest post at Kerry’s moronic left-of-Kos blog praises the “inimitable common sense” … of Keith Olbermann.

For the record, Kerry’s office has released what he claims were his prepared remarks at the Angelides event. In pertinent part:

“It’s great to be here with college students. I can’t overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.”

Judge for yourself. Here’s the video of TS dealing with hard-hitting questions about why Kerry should have to apologize when Rush Limbaugh hasn’t apologized to Michael J. Fox. Except, of course, that he has. Don’t miss the end, either; Tony’s got a good question of his own. Below that video you’ll find the full clip of Kerry’s appearance on Imus this morning. He apologizes — for botching a joke — almost slips and says “Vietnam” instead of “Iraq” (at around 2:05), and, within the span of 90 seconds, slams Rumsfeld for not having sent enough troops and McCain for wanting to send more troops. That little pearl of wisdom begins at around 5:50.