Surely you know by now that the modus operandi of the Bush Administration is to keep you scared. It keeps your mind off of their failures and keeps the hard questions from being asked. It also, magically, expects you to believe the unbelievable and just take their word for it.
So Bush, to keep you shitting your pants, says how in 2002 Al-Queda devised a plan to fly a plane into the Library Tower in Los Angeles (it's now called the U.S. Bank Tower, but that didn't stop pinche Bush from calling it the Liberty Tower). But how would they hijack a plane now that cockpit doors have been fortified? Shoe Bombs! Yes, you read right. Shoe bombs. Luckily, I wasn't the only one who was confused.
Q Scott, I wanted to just ask a follow-up about the LA plot. Is there something missing from this story, a practical application, a few facts? Because if you want to commandeer a plane and fly it into a tower, if you used shoe bombs, wouldn't you blow off the cockpit? Or is there something missing from this story?
MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know what you're referring to about missing. I mean, I think we provided you a detailed briefing earlier today about the plot. And Fran Townsend, our Homeland Security Advisor, talked about it. So I'm not sure what you're suggesting it.
Q Think about it, if you're wearing shoe bombs, you either blow off your feet or you blow off the front of the airplane.
MR. McCLELLAN: There was a briefing for you earlier today. I think that's one way to look at it. There are a lot of ways to look at it, and she explained it earlier today, Alexis, so I would refer you very much back to what she said, what she said earlier today.
That's just the written transcript. Hopefully the audio contained the press corps Rolling On The Floor, Laughing Their Asses Off.