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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Scott Free

Am I the only one not surprised that Scott McClellan in his new book savages the Bush administration he served for three years as press secretary? McClellan is one of the few Bushies I could never hate. It always seemed pretty obvious that he was a decent guy doing a dirty job, unlike his predecessor, Ari Fleischer, who was a pathological liar without a soul--and so much more effective for it. McClellan always seemed uncomfortable shilling for the B Team, as if he knew he was being asked to peddle shit sandwiches to that famished horde of shit-aholics we know as the White House press corps. Apparently, his conscience couldn't take it any more.


At 2:59 AM, Blogger Paul said...

You're spot-on Tenacious. Over the next decade undoubtedly there will be a constant drip, drip of confessionals. I suspect we haven't smelled one-tenth of the shit yet.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

That poses a really interesting question: which of the eventual memoirs will be anti-Bush truth-tellers, like McClellan's, and which will be nauseating apologias, like Ari Fleiscehr's? Hard to say. Not a lot of remaining candidates for category #1: Powell?, Gates?, Ashcroft(!)?

Meanwhile, the story I saw on CNN seemed most shocked at Scotty's critique of media fecklessness. The guests on 360 were falling all over themselves to compliment their own tough challenges to Bush propaganda. I don't think they were watching the same news I was from 2000-2006.


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