not sure if y'all can cut'n'paste the link below but it's a pretty good example of obfuscation by the White House Press office. Helen Thomas is trying to get them to say whether or not they're seeking an exemption for the CIA from the McCain amendment prohibiting torture (they are, for anyone not following this embarrassing and troubling story). The obfuscation reminds me of that by the State Dept during the Clinton Administration when they were asked the difference between "acts of genocide" which is the term they had used to describe what was going on in Rwanda and "genocide" which is what was going on.Supporters of the current administration may point to this as a telling dfifference between the two Administrations, which is that Secretary Powell, then then-Resident Bush did use the term "genocide" to describe what is going on in Darfur, Sudan. question to add to Don Craig's list below: If Alito is leaning towards preserving "Roe v. Wade," why is the religious right so quiet?