A PARSING PARTY….Sometimes, these guys take all the fun out of it by making it too easy. From today’s White House press briefing, with fourth-string spokesperson Scott Stenzel:

Q: Scott, is Scooter Libby getting more than equal justice under the law? Is he getting special treatment?

STANZEL: Well, I guess I don’t know what you mean by “equal justice under the law.”

Oddly enough, Stanzel’s probably right; he and his colleagues don’t know what people mean by “equal justice under the law.” He is, however, supposed to pretend.

Steve Benen

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