WHITE HOUSE IN “BATTLE MODE”….Man, the press is finally calling them the way they see them. This is from Friday’s Washington Post:

Administration officials acknowledged yesterday that their damage control efforts over President Bush’s use of tainted intelligence have been inadequate, and said they plan to put out additional facts in coming days.

….That would represent a change in tack. Bush’s staff, during his campaign and in the White House, has typically handled controversies by trying to ignore them on the assumption that reporters and the public eventually would be distracted by other issues.

Sure, it’s only on page A12, but it’s a start! Read the whole story for more.

And prepare yourself for an epic blizzard of “additional facts” coming from the White House over the next few days. Should be fun.