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May 27, 2008

Meet The Newest Darling Of The Left…Former Bush Spokesman Scott McClellan

They loved to hate him when he was working in the White House but now that McClellan has written a book that knocks the President, well it’s Countdown appearances all around!

The Politico has his book and excerpts including:

• McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.”

• The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them — and McClellan was continuing to defend them despite mounting evidence they had not given him all the facts.

• McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff — “had at best misled” him about their role in the disclosure of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.

Rove was on Hannity tonight and basically said McClellan was a second rate player he doesn’t remember seeing much in important meetings. I am sure there will be a lot of that soon.

The fun part is the left is naturally licking their chops to embrace McClellan. Olbermann said he will have McClellan on next week.

Maybe Scott should remember what Olbermann used to think of him.


This is from Olberman back in May of ’05 at the height of the false Newsweek/Koran story.

I smell something — and it ain’t a copy of the Qu’ran sopping wet from being stuck in a toilet in Guantanamo Bay. It’s the ink drying on Scott McClellan’s resignation, and in an only partly imperfect world, it would be drifting out over Washington, and imminently.

…The Newsweek story, McClellan said, “has done damage to our image abroad and it has done damage to the credibility of the media and Newsweek in particular. People have lost lives. This report has had serious consequences.”

Whenever I hear Scott McClellan talking about ‘media credibility,’ I strain to remember who it was who admitted Jeff Gannon to the White House press room and called on him all those times.

Whenever I hear this White House talking about ‘doing to damage to our image abroad’ and how ‘people have lost lives,’ I strain to remember who it was who went traipsing into Iraq looking for WMD that will apparently turn up just after the Holy Grail will — and at what human cost.

That’s your new friend Scott. I hope the book sales are worth it.

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