Wednesday, May 28, 2008

SCOTT McCLELLAN'S "DADDY DEAREST"


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.

13 comments:

ba and the boys said...

1st...c.j. craig (the west wing) would NEVER have done this to jeb bartlet.
2nd...this guy is a wussy (not the word i want to use, but i dont want britney to stop reading nikki's blog because of me!). pres bush hired him because he was LOYAL in texas, not because he really deserved the job. no matter what you think of the president, he is LOYAL to his friends, evenif they dont deserve it.
3rd...pretty much everything in the book (not that i have read it and im not going to) has pretty much already been talked about in the press. yawn...
and 4th...TONY SNOW ROCKED YOUR BUTT! i was so sad to see him go because he is a good man (and a cancer survior). he did 10x's better than scott.
so stick your book!

DB said...

Like I said on my blog, this changes nothing for me and is simply what we have heard from the left and media for all these years. The question is, when will the few die-hard Bush supporters left realize that he isn't god and is in fact making some poor decisions? What if the media did get some of it right? What if Bush actually is fallable?

While McClellan ia a totally hypocritical, whistle-blowing coward (ya, hypocrisy is nothing new to the GOP either), who has waited until now to repent by selling the President out, it doesn't make what he says any less true. Brand him as a hypocrite. Brand him as a coward. But that doesn't change what he said. Demonize how he said it, but it was still said.

Finally, to drag his life and family through what he about to drag them through, this is more than about money. This book wasn't written for the liberals. It was written for those who still blindly follow Bush. The only thing new presented in this book is that now a big time player in the Bush administration is saying it and not Michael Moore. But if people have blindly followed Bush this far, there is no reason to stop now!

Nikki said...

woohoo giddy up BA!! bring it! Ari Fleisher had some choice things to say about Scott today, the theme is he wasn't anywhere near the "meetings" he claimed to be in...inflated ego and inflated stories. shocker. :)N

Nikki said...

DB, supporting Bush is not about being blind. I would say it is easier to be on the side you are on at the moment. I don't support Bush on all his decisions nor do I think he is God...I do however support him on a few things, the war on terror being the big one. Thats the biggie for me. All the spend happy legislation he so valiantly tried to offer the other side was a superb waste of time and effort. He messed up big time on the war, however I still support the Bush doctrine of a free people are less likely to bring terror to the world, I spported the war from the beginning and still do. I support his immigration policy. I support his stand on social issues and I also support his tax breaks. Call me a sucker. I don't think a blanket retard label fits and it isn't because the golden Bush statue sits at the end of my bed...it is much easier to be a Bush basher and to call the rest of us blind Bushies. Don't act like you are in the minority and more informed than the puppeteers of Bushdom. Of course what Scott says is probably somewhat true, but what you learn in Law School is the middle is where the truth lies, the exaggerations are always what are exploited. :)N

Nikki said...

Oh and DB...with the President being so unpopular I fail to see how this will be detrimental to him and his family...he will do just fine. he has plenty of backers. far more than the President I am sure of that. :)N

DB said...

I was referring to Scott dragging his family through this ordeal. Bush is a bit tougher than his old buddy is.

Mike said...

I just hope for Scotty's sake that he doesn't ride in any single-engine planes any time soon, if you know what I mean (Paul Wellstone.)

I don't think that McLellan's book is about bashing Bush. I think it is about a man who was paid to lie over and over, day after day, trying to atone so he can live with himself.

Nikki said...

DB, my bad...I was referring to Scott too with my follow-up, after reading my second comment it does sound like I meant Bush, I meant Scott and his family laughing all the way to the bank and they will get plenty of support from the peeps. :)N


Mike, atonement is such a strange thing. Imagine getting paid big bucks to make amends. I wish it were that way for me to say, give me a million and I will come clean about my sins. it just seems so backwards to get paid to lie and then get paid to well uuumm not lie? If he was such a puppet to lie for money the first time, why not do it some more. How can you say a liar is now beacon of light? Because now the lie fits your belief. Seems a bit lop sided.:)N

Nikki said...

Mike, I forgot to LOL about the Paul Wellstone comment...Yep I am sure Bush tampered with the engine. As opposed to the 56 people associated with the Clintons who are at present 6 ft. under. :)N

Nikki said...

*Just adding an ASSterisk to the post...Scott is reporting today that he was for the war before he was against it. He supported the war when he was defending it for the WH, which is why he didn't speak up. Now he sees it differently. OK. hind end sight is 20/20 so to speak...there are numbers involved in clearer vision. :0N

Paul is a Hermit said...

This happens at the end of every president's career. It's about money, that's all. He could care less about you, me, or America in general.

I'd like to see anyone work for eight years and not leave behind poor decisions scrutinized on Monday morning, who has not said things personal; meant not for public consumption. Said to a friend, a supposed friend and been betrayed. Like McClellan.

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