Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Scott McClellan - sounds like a disgruntled employee if there ever was one!!

Personally, I couldn't stand listening to him, I thought he was the worst press secretary in recent memory...especially while trying to fill Ari Fleischer's shoes! I was totally relieved when he was let go and replaced with Tony Snow.

This guy cracks me this book he supposedly accuses the Bush administration of deceiving and misleading the American People...umm...really? Then why didn't he speak up and say something sooner?? I mean, he was a willing "player" in the game if that was the case wasn't he? Its so convenient for him to make all sorts of accusations, who's going to question him right? After all, he was there...yea, right...he was not included in top level meetings, or private discussions...he was a press secretary, who was told what to say and when and even at that, he failed most of the time. It was like he never had a real thought in his head...certainly never added anything intelligent to the questioning.

The biggest problem the administration had with this guy...was not letting him go earlier!! In fact, he probably never should have been put in that position at all! But let's not pretend this isn't about one thing only...COLD HARD CASH! He knew he would make a killing writing an "expose"...especially with the liberal media pushing it as absolute truth! Pathetic turn coat is all he is and his book will just be one more that I cover up whenever I am in Barnes n Noble or Costco browsing!

I wonder if McClellan remembers when he said this:

"Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner?" McClellan wondered. "I think you have to look at some of the facts. One, he is bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He has written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote that book."

- when commenting on the release of Paul O'Neil's book, "Against All Enemies," in March of 2004...ironic no?? Perhaps little Scottie learned something about marketing at that time hum???

White House calls McClellan's book sour grapes

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a shocking turnabout, the press secretary most known for defending President Bush on Iraq, Katrina and a host of other controversial issues produced a memoir damning of his old boss on nearly every level - from too much secrecy to a less-than-honest selling of the war to a lack of personal candor and an unwillingness to admit mistakes.
In the first major insider account of the Bush White House, one-time spokesman Scott McClellan calls the operation "insular, secretive and combative" and says it veered irretrievably off course as a result.

The White House responded angrily Wednesday to McClellan's confessional memoir, calling it self-serving sour grapes.

"Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House," said current White House press secretary Dana Perino, a former deputy to McClellan. "We are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew."

McClellan was the White House press secretary from May 2003 to April 2006, the second of four so far in Bush's presidency.

He reveals that he was pushed to leave earlier than he had planned, and he displays some bitterness about that as well as about being sometimes kept out of the loop on key decision-making sessions.

He excludes himself from major involvement in some of what he calls the administration's biggest blunders, for instance the decision to go to war and the initial campaign to sell that decision to the American people. But he doesn't spare himself entirely, saying, "I fell far short of living up to the kind of public servant I wanted to be.

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