“WHY DO YOU ASK?”….Here’s the latest plain talking from our plain-talking president’s chief flack:

Q Does the President support the Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut?

MR. SNOW: The President supports the democratic process in the state of Connecticut, and wishes them a successful election in November.

….Q Why aren’t you committing ? why wouldn’t the President commit support for the Republican candidate in that ?

MR. SNOW: I don’t know. Why do you ask? Is there something about the candidate that I should know about that would lead to judgments?

Golly. Why do you ask? Surely you understand that the president merely wants what’s best for the country, and supports candidates regardless of party?

Sheesh. But here’s a serious question: When was the last time George Bush declined to support a Republican candidate for anything? When was the last time any president declined to support his party’s nominee for a major office? David Duke?