Q [Helen Thomas] What did the President think of the march on Washington?
MR. SNOW: I don't think he really thought a lot about it. It's nice to see Jane Fonda in front of the camera again. There are a number of people who were here making statements, and that's perfectly appropriate. This is a vigorous democracy.
Q [Helen Thomas] You said something earlier this morning, though. Would you like to repeat that?
MR. SNOW: It's simply that there were predictions of a larger audience than showed up for the protest.
Q [Helen Thomas] And you really counted heads?
MR. SNOW: No. Did you? Did you see 100,000?
Q [Helen Thomas] Don't you think we had a good turnout?
MR. SNOW: Honestly, I didn't go there, Helen, so I'm not going to characterize.
Q [Helen Thomas] How do you make a statement like that?
MR. SNOW: Well, because it's pretty clear from the press accounts that nobody attached six figures to the number who appeared.
Mr Snow is wrong on all accounts. Shame shame shame