THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS TO THE PRESS….So what does our president think of gay marriage? Not much, of course, but here’s a more specific reply from his press conference today:

Yes, I am mindful that we’re all sinners, and I caution those who may try to take the speck out of their neighbor’s eye when they got a log in their own. I think it’s very important for our society to respect each individual, to welcome those with good hearts, to be a welcoming country. On the other hand, that does not mean that somebody like me needs to compromise on an issue such as marriage. And that’s really where the issue is heading here in Washington, and that is the definition of marriage. I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman. And I think we ought to codify that one way or the other. And we’ve got lawyers looking at the best way to do that.

Um, “one way or the other”? I mean, I appreciate the New Testament warmup and all, but exactly what kind of codification are you thinking of? There’s only one kind I can think of that’s likely to pass constitutional muster.

And then there was this about Saddam’s WMD:

And in order to placate the critics and the cynics about intentions of the United States, we need to produce evidence. And I fully understand that. And I’m confident that our search will yield that which I strongly believe, that Saddam had a weapons program.

Apparently (a) it’s official that we’re only looking for weapons programs, not actual weapons, and (b) we’re only going through the motions to placate critics, not because we really think it’s any big deal. Glad we got that straight.

And then there’s this

Now, I know….that there’s a level of frustration by some in the media. I’m not suggesting you’re frustrated. You don’t look frustrated to me at all.

I’ll leave analysis of that as an exercise for the reader.