Jake Tapper, ABC national correspondent, wrote a piece on Scott McClelland's new book bashing on his old boss. It looks as though the disgruntled and "let go" press secretary needs a job and is following suit with others who are looking to make a buck in the ever popular Bush bashing film and book industry. Like Americans need more material. Scott super dooper confirms what Americans have already bought into, that the war was over propagandized by the Bush administration. Shocking and scathing revelations. Scott to me has always had a girly man persona and he proves it with his package tucked neatly in his big pay check now vs. speaking up say...oh I don't know, 5 years ago? Here is what Jake Tapper from Political Punch had to say...
Before he wrote his own memoir, White House press secretary Scott McClellan was rather critical of those who did the same. In fact, some of the same language now being used to trash McClellan he himself used to trash previous administration authors.
On the book critical of the Bush White House written in cooperation with former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, "The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill," McClellan said on January 12, 2004:
McCLELLAN: "It appears to be more about trying to justify personal views and opinions than it does about looking at the results that we are achieving on behalf of the American people."
McClellan also took issue with the book by former Bush White House counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke, "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror," on March 22, 2004:
McCLELLAN: Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And 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. Certainly let's look at the politics of it. His best buddy is Rand Beers, who is the principal foreign policy advisor to Senator Kerry's campaign. The Kerry campaign went out and immediately put these comments up on their website that Mr. Clarke made. ...
Q: Scott, the whole point of his book is he says that he did raise these concerns and he was not listened to by his superiors.
McCLELLAN: Yes, and that's just flat-out wrong. …When someone uses such charged rhetoric that is just not matched by the facts, it's important that we set the record straight. And that's what we're doing. If you look back at his past comments and his past actions, they contradict his current rhetoric. I talked to you all a little bit about that earlier today. Go back and look at exactly what he has said in the past and compare that with what he is saying today.
Just a little FYI for all the libs climaxing over these not-so original and not-so new revelations. I know you didn't need beamed-up Scotty from a new planet to confirm what you already knew. I think Scotty is throwing some love to Oliver Stone for some cash to pay some penance for all the dirty deeds done dirt cheap. He had to know the popularity of strenuously confirming the nations favorite rhetoric could make him the most popular guy in town. Who said short Napolean type guys didn't have huge balls. It would appear that they do after they get fired. And when the paddy wagon o' moolah comes rollin' down the driveway...suddenly people can dig down deep to find the soul they thought they'd lost. Its always wrapped neatly in large bills.