Another Bushie Gets Religion: McClellan

While I am pleased former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has published enough “juicy” to sell a shit-load of books. But I’m not buying his justification.

On the recent C-Span appearance, explained why he did it by describing the strong public service values instilled in him by his family. Later, he said retrospectively, he wished he had spoken up earlier and resigned in protest.

That really tugged at my heart strings…until another caller accused him of being complicit to which he repeated the new McClellan party line about having not fully appreciated (figured out) what was going on until after he left.

So which is it? Did he know and not speak out, or did he really not notice that he was the head spokesman of a Soviet style propaganda machine in which lying, deception, cover up, secrecy and all kinds of crime has become the rule?

After a lifetime of solid training in the Country-First American values of truth, transparency and public service, does McClellan actually expect us to believe that somehow he missed the fact that he was fronting for a bunch of subversive traitors?

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Makes me wanna puke. Its really obvious to me, the guy figured out that if he didn’t come clean now, his career in politics would be over. We’ll see.

Unless he’s a complete buffoon, he knew about and perpetuated a whole slew of other lies too and should hang with the rest.

Oh yeah. When asked, he promised some of the proceeds from the book would go to help survivor Iraqi families destroyed by the illegal war of choice (but he had to check with his wife on the percentage).

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  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on June 2, 2008 - 7:42 am

    I think that “complete buffoon” is the perfect description of Scott McClellan. The so-called revelations in his book have all been revealed before, except possibly the anecdote about Bush not remembering if he ever used cocaine. Hey, our President isn’t a chemist and white powders all look alike. Maybe it was sugar.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on June 2, 2008 - 8:07 pm

    If Scott’s life takes an unexpected turn for the worse somehow, like every other critic of this administration, rather then ending up as a news consultant, I’ll start to trust him. I am suspicious of all the media attention he’s getting.

  3. #3 by cav, DFH on June 3, 2008 - 10:12 am

    The startling entry of Scotty’s ‘tell all’ book certainly takes the spotlight off of the report on torture that came out just prior.

    Mclellend’s reporting and the gist of the torture report were just more of what we already knew, and it seems that George, Dick and at the very minimum, Karl Rove were deep in it – all while stating the exact opposite.

    Leadership, it is to wince.

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