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McClellan storms out of press conf when asked about 2nd coming
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Scottie & Me
(formerly known as Ari & I)
White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
Monday, December 6, 2004 - 1:00 pm
by Russell Mokhiber

Mokhiber: Scott, on the Middle East - many evangelical Christians in the United States are supporting right-wing Jews in Israel who want to rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. They (Evangelical Christians) believe this is a prerequisite for Christ's return to earth.

They believe that when Christ returns to earth - they call this the rapture - he will take back with him the true believers. And the rest - the non believers - Jews, Muslims - will be left behind to face a violent death here on earth.

My question is, as a born again Christian, does the President support efforts to rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount?

Scott McLellan: Russ, we can sit here and talk about religious issues. I will be glad to take your question, and if there is more, I will get back to you on that.

Mokhiber: Is he a born again Christian?

Scott McLellan: Thank you. (McLellan abruptly ends the press briefing and walks out.)

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  -McClellan storms out of press conf when asked about 2nd coming Bush_Eats_Beef  Dec-07-04 07:22 PM   #0 
  - Is this true? Cuz if it is it is funny as HELL! n/t  xultar   Dec-07-04 07:24 PM   #1 
  - Yes, it's a transcript from Monday's briefing.  Bush_Eats_Beef   Dec-07-04 07:27 PM   #2 
  - Sure it's true.  ramapo   Dec-07-04 07:28 PM   #3 
  - OK, I'd give up 30mins for Mokhiber one night in a hotel room for more of  xultar   Dec-07-04 07:55 PM   #6 
  - The actual transcript doesn't say he stormed out, but the words are correc  No Mandate Here.   Dec-07-04 07:29 PM   #4 
  - Not just funny (though it indeed is), it's a gaping wound in their  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:52 PM   #33 
  - Not all Christains  kranich   Dec-07-04 07:31 PM   #5 
  - Sane Christians prefer  The Traveler   Dec-07-04 08:08 PM   #7 
  - Sometimes  kranich   Dec-08-04 03:08 PM   #24 
  - Well put. I can suscribe to that. nt  Ms_Mary   Dec-09-04 09:37 AM   #40 
  - Amen to that...  B3Nut   Dec-09-04 10:27 AM   #41 
  - is this smirky Jesus? n/t  burn the bush   Dec-07-04 08:10 PM   #8 
  - The GOP is very touchy about the heart & soul of their party.  Dr Fate   Dec-07-04 08:12 PM   #9 
  - LOL  proud patriot   Dec-07-04 08:13 PM   #10 
  - People who actually hope to hasten the end times  quaoar   Dec-07-04 08:13 PM   #11 
  - Excellent point! Do any of them ever READ the Bible?  ailsagirl   Dec-07-04 08:27 PM   #12 
  - Bernie Ward discussed "Big C" and "little c" Christians last week  Bush_Eats_Beef   Dec-07-04 08:45 PM   #13 
  - Yeah and the devil does  kranich   Dec-08-04 03:13 PM   #25 
  - Not to mention this pertinent passage from Amos  gratuitous   Dec-08-04 02:33 PM   #21 
  - Israel is merely a piece of real estate to the Fundies  BlueManDude   Dec-07-04 09:57 PM   #14 
  - property right propety rights property rights-Lord bless 'em  Supersedeas   Dec-08-04 07:41 AM   #19 
  - Why don't they just hire "Lying Guy" from SNL & be done with it?  MsMagnificent   Dec-07-04 11:06 PM   #15 
  - Man, we HAVE to hit them with this shit more often.  BullGooseLoony   Dec-07-04 11:13 PM   #16 
  - I've been pushing that angle for over 4 years now.  blm   Dec-08-04 02:24 PM   #20 
  - I noticed this immediately  Quill Pen   Dec-08-04 06:43 PM   #36 
  - I totally agree  goclark   Dec-08-04 09:55 PM   #38 
  - We can only conclude one of two things here  Cronus Protagonist   Dec-07-04 11:22 PM   #17 
  - I honestly believe the former. I'd like him to speak, one on one,  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:32 PM   #27 
  - YES! Somebody's got to start calling the crazy Armegeddonists on this sh*t  KnowerOfLogic   Dec-08-04 03:47 AM   #18 
  - The best way is to have Bush address it himself, one on one, with  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:35 PM   #28 
  - Wow! Next time: questions from Leviticus!  Nordic   Dec-08-04 02:37 PM   #22 
  - Amen, brother (sister?)!  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:36 PM   #29 
  - don't think Rove and Ralph Reid anticipated this?  Supersedeas   Dec-09-04 08:27 AM   #39 
  - my questions...  radfringe   Dec-08-04 02:42 PM   #23 
  - That's an important question.  BurtWorm   Dec-08-04 03:18 PM   #26 
  - One on one with Falwell/Dobson/Robertson (choose one or all).  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:39 PM   #30 
     - I don't know if I'd pay to see it, but I wish one of the few journalists  BurtWorm   Dec-08-04 03:58 PM   #34 
        - Exactly. What I'd REALLY like to see is one "journalist," fed up with  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 06:20 PM   #35 
           - it's a vital question, the future of the world is literally at stake  Nordic   Dec-08-04 09:35 PM   #37 
  - I think this calls for a mass e-mail to the WH.  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:41 PM   #31 
  - This could be HUGE. Nominating for the homepage. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-08-04 03:50 PM   #32 
  - A must read...  DeminGa   Dec-09-04 10:29 AM   #42 
  - great  marc_the_dem   Dec-09-04 10:36 AM   #43 
     - kick  DeminGa   Dec-09-04 11:55 AM   #44 
        - it's been here before, but go ahead and post the rest, please.  Notorious Bohemian   Dec-09-04 12:01 PM   #46 
  - Russell is the man!  buddhamama   Dec-09-04 12:00 PM   #45 

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