(Washington–D.C.) In a recent CNN/USA Today poll, 53% of Americans polled believed more in Santa Claus than in the points outlined for victory in Iraq by President Bush. And with a survey question also including belief in the Grinch and Snoopy, the number rose to 58%. The White House was quick to react.
In his afternoon press briefing, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said: “First, the President has the utmost respect for Santa Claus, Kris Kringle and even Babbo Natale, but we see this as a seasonal aberration.” When pressed on the Snoopy/Grinch statistic, McClellan first took a long drink from his ever-present Costco sized bottle of Pepto-Bismol. “Well