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The Soros-McClellan Connection
Little Green Footballs ^ | 5/28/08 | Charles Johnson

Posted on 05/28/2008 8:20:13 PM PDT by Brian Mosely

The hat tip for this post goes to LGF reader John Williams in Texas.

The company that published Scott McClellan’s new Bush-bashing book is Public Affairs Books, and their Editor at Large is a guy named Peter Osnos: About The Century Foundation.

The owner of Public Affairs Books is a company called Perseus Book Group. Here’s their ownership tree: Perseus Books Home.

The firm is owned by Perseus Funds Group, (holding company Perseus LLC) a capital management firm that grew from about $20 million in 1995 to over $2 billion now. Big infusions of cash seemed to help it grow exponentially and it closed funds almost as fast as it opened them. The board has tons of liberals from the Clinton and Carter Administrations with credentials that almost put Osnos’ to shame as far as far left causes go. Their website is here: PERSEUS - merchant bank and private equity fund management.

If you go to the New York Department of State web site and enter “Perseus” in the “Business Organization” search, you get this on page 2 of the results:

Hi, George!


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgesoros; mcclellan; presidentbush; scottmcclellan; soros
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Shocked.

SHOCKED!

1 posted on 05/28/2008 8:20:13 PM PDT by Brian Mosely
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To: Brian Mosely

Raise your hand if you’re surprised! McClellan comes from a democratic family in Texas. His father was a lawyer with LBJ’s personal law firm, IIRC.


2 posted on 05/28/2008 8:23:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: Brian Mosely

I can hardly wait to see what they start pumping out in the Fall. I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg.


3 posted on 05/28/2008 8:24:09 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering that... why on earth was he a Republican President’s spokesperson ever?

Just dumb.


4 posted on 05/28/2008 8:26:29 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Barrack Obama... more in common with Archie Bunker than Tiger Woods)
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To: Brian Mosely
Great start. Now I want to see the gloves come off and this rotten little fat ba$tard ripped to shreds. I have faith in all you great bloggers who showed Rather for what he was.
5 posted on 05/28/2008 8:26:34 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess that McClellan was a Mole. He even looks like one.


6 posted on 05/28/2008 8:26:51 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before, and will happen again!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Raise your hand if you’re surprised! McClellan comes from a democratic family in Texas. His father was a lawyer with LBJ’s personal law firm, IIRC.”

I am not surprised that Bush has made another bone headed decision to have the guy on his staff. Bush has had, and still has, several closet liberals on his staff, and many of them have come back to bite him in the ass. He never learns. He keeps thinking that he can make nice with these people. That has been one of his biggest mistakes that he continues to make time and time again.


7 posted on 05/28/2008 8:26:56 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Cementjungle

Think any Pubbies will have the stones to ask about this at the hearings.


8 posted on 05/28/2008 8:27:20 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Brian Mosely

BUMP!


9 posted on 05/28/2008 8:27:51 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Brian Mosely
Wow, guess we now know where all those leaks to our enemies came from.

A Dem mole in the WH.

10 posted on 05/28/2008 8:28:02 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Brian Mosely

Thanks of the link! I will post it on other forums. This needs to be known.


11 posted on 05/28/2008 8:28:11 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies=Sodomites)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
"I guess that McClellan was a Mole. He even looks like one."

Please don't insult moles...

12 posted on 05/28/2008 8:28:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Raise your hand if you’re surprised! McClellan comes from a democratic family in Texas. His father was a lawyer with LBJ’s personal law firm, IIRC.

Not surprised.

13 posted on 05/28/2008 8:30:21 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Brian Mosely

Doesn’t shock me. I recall his tenure and scratching my head at what I felt was hedging unnecessarily on certain things.

Well, what can you do. He’s paid by a Soros group. Like this is any surprise. Socialists and commies have a lot of capitalist money to spend on fellow travelers. He’s a mortal like anyone else, may his communist chains lay lightly and history forget that he was our countryman.


14 posted on 05/28/2008 8:36:22 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Brian Mosely
It is clear that McLellan has been paid off big time to print this. Clearly, if he had one centilla of honor and if any of it were true, he would have raised the issues long ago when confronted with the circumstances.

That he did not shows that the issues he raises are almost certainly complete fabrications, and that he definitely has no honor.

A quote by George Washington applies directly here:

"Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder."

15 posted on 05/28/2008 8:37:04 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All I remember about Marshmallow Boy as Press Secretary is that he seemed utterly flummoxed whenever the liberal press attacked.

But it's hard to defend what you don't believe in. And if you're press secretary and don't believe in the administration you serve, it's dishonest to stick around.

16 posted on 05/28/2008 8:38:33 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: Stentor
I hope they ask him Scottie boy who wrote your book? We know from watching how you performed you job in the White house that you are an incompetent boob so fess up who wrote your book?
17 posted on 05/28/2008 8:38:54 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: HwyChile
"Bush has had, and still has, several closet liberals on his staff, and many of them have come back to bite him in the ass. He never learns. He keeps thinking that he can make nice with these people. That has been one of his biggest mistakes that he continues to make time and time again.

That's is the absoulte truth. He just never did "get it."

It often seems like he wants the esteem of treacherous leftists more than that of those who elected and supported him. How smart does one have to be to know you can kiss a snakes ass all day and it's still going to bite you.

18 posted on 05/28/2008 8:41:03 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
"I guess that McClellan was a Mole. He even looks like one."

A little more like a RAT I think.


MOLE

RAT

19 posted on 05/28/2008 8:44:47 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McClellan comes from a democratic family in Texas.

Wish I could say I was surprised W would pick a twerp like this as his Press Secretary in the first place, but unfortunately, I cannot.

Waging the PR war unarmed and clueless, those Bushes.

20 posted on 05/28/2008 8:45:21 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Spunky

I count 6 books authored by George Soros from Scott McClellan’s publisher.

GEORGE SOROS ON GLOBALIZATION
GEORGE SOROS

THE AGE OF FALLIBILITY
Consequences of the War on Terror
GEORGE SOROS

THE BUBBLE OF AMERICAN SUPREMACY
The Costs of Bush’s War in Iraq
GEORGE SOROS

THE CRISIS OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM
Open Society Endangered
GEORGE SOROS, AUTHOR OF SOROS ON SOROS

THE NEW PARADIGM FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS
The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What it Means
GEORGE SOROS

UNDERWRITING DEMOCRACY
Encouraging Free Enterprise and Democratic Reform Among the Soviets and in Eastern Europe
GEORGE SOROS

Buy Danish (Hot Air) on May 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM


21 posted on 05/28/2008 8:46:42 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Brian Mosely

Won’t matter to the left wing hacker haters on the left.


22 posted on 05/28/2008 8:47:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: Trueblackman
PING

For your next talk radio spot.

23 posted on 05/28/2008 8:48:35 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reminds me of Soros’ last propaganda effort with the Lancet i.e. 600k Iraquis died in the war!


24 posted on 05/28/2008 8:50:49 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Brian Mosely

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.*shaking head*


25 posted on 05/28/2008 8:52:35 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: rwilson99

I wondered from the time I saw that fat little pos at the podium why he had that job. He was absolutely awful at it. I guess he was planted there by someone with deep pockets and sinister intentions. George Soros strikes again.


26 posted on 05/28/2008 8:53:00 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Brian Mosely

The sad fact is that Osnos, once a very good reporter for the Wash. Post in Vietnam, has gone off the deep Left end. Some of his comments in the past few years raises serious doubts about his credibility.

Why he has changed, I don’t know, but he is not the Osnos that I read so religiously during the Vietnam war.


27 posted on 05/28/2008 8:53:49 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“McClellan comes from a democratic family in Texas.”

Sort of. His mom is a former Republican Railroad Commissioner, State Comptroller, and independent candidate for governor.

From wikipedia:

“In her campaigns for school board, college board, and mayor, Strayhorn was not identified by partisan affiliation since those posts are elected on a nonpartisan basis. Strayhorn was a Democrat until the mid-1980s; she served as Democratic nominee Walter Mondale’s campaign chair in Travis County during the 1984 presidential election. Strayhorn switched parties and became a Republican in 1986, when she was the GOP nominee for the U.S. House seat held by J. J. Pickle.”

In other words, she’s a political whore. Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


28 posted on 05/28/2008 8:55:19 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: HwyChile

Pres Bush must think ‘ if they are from Texas they must be ok’....wrong...He just doesn’t get it...

He gives a press conference and the front of his suit looks good...But i’d bet the back is ripped to shreds by the cats and moles in the WH...


29 posted on 05/28/2008 8:55:44 PM PDT by billmor (The American Voter--the Sleeping Tiger)
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To: Brian Mosely

A caller brought this up on Mark Levin’s show tonight.


30 posted on 05/28/2008 8:58:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: roses of sharon
You left out:

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi

A unique collaboration between publisher and author


31 posted on 05/28/2008 8:59:12 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Brian Mosely
McClellan, wasn't he the sweaty guy with the dear-in-the-headlights look trying his best to be polite to a gaggle of obnoxious reporters?

I suppose a guy like that would do anything for a buck.

32 posted on 05/28/2008 8:59:12 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Brian Mosely

I will not feel any sorrow when I hear of soros sorry azz passing away. That is one anti-American dirtbag I will be glad to see buried.


33 posted on 05/28/2008 9:01:28 PM PDT by boycott
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To: roses of sharon
Don't forget the Pete Wilson / Plame book !
34 posted on 05/28/2008 9:04:05 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Tex Pete
In other words, she’s a political whore.

Precisely! We get them in my overwhelmingly Republican county all the time - - rats who want to get elected know that they must be "Republican" to ever make it happen. So they switch registration but remain putrid rats at heart.

Unfortunately, that strategy is pretty much a one-way street since few Republicans ever want to live in, or get elected in, a rat's nest. Rat's tend to vacate their own nests after fouling them and move on to new climes to foul.

35 posted on 05/28/2008 9:04:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Brian Mosely
Other 'fine' books from Peter Ornos's PublicAffairs:
This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future
by John Kerry (Author), Teresa Heinz Kerry (Author)

Bill Clinton : mastering the presidency
by Nigel Hamilton (Author)

Is Iraq Another Vietnam?
by Robert K. Brigham (Author)

Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush
by Lou Dubose (Author), Jan Reid (Author), Carl M. Cannon (Author)

Well, I found one good one:

Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio: History as Told through the Collection of the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum
by Lou Cannon (Author)

36 posted on 05/28/2008 9:05:09 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: Tony Snow; Salena Zito; MeekOneGOP; Eaker; SwinneySwitch; weegee; Alouette; PhiKapMom; snugs; ...
PING!
37 posted on 05/28/2008 9:06:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: Brian Mosely

Amazing !!!!! /sarc


38 posted on 05/28/2008 9:07:35 PM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: AndyTheBear
Maybe McClellan never quite felt like part of the "in crowd", think the word was used today "disgruntled employee". Insecurity, maybe aka deer-in-the-headlights you mentioned, when it came to the media.

Why Scott McClellan was ever chosen for Press Secretary in the first place, was always a wonder to me. Fleischer said he was accepting of his job, no qualms given.

MR. FLEISCHER: Well, that’s what really struck me is if Scott thought it was propaganda, then Scott should not have accepted the job as White House press secretary. If Scott viewed what the White House was saying was so irresponsible or wrong that it rose to the level of propaganda for him, it’s not a job he should have accepted. He should on principle have declined it.

MR. CHADWICK: Did you have any discussions with him about this at the time about what you all were saying about the war in Iraq, about getting ready for it?

MR. FLEISCHER: I did, and Scott was 100 percent fully on-board. Scott helped me prepare for the briefings. Scott and I would talk about what I was going to say. His job should have been to report them to me. He worked for me. He should have said, I wouldn’t say that if I were you, Ari. Or, I’m not sure I could say that, Ari.

http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2008/05/28/ari-fleischer-speaks-out-on-mcclellans-book/

39 posted on 05/28/2008 9:10:43 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Brian Mosely
On the bright side, it's much better that we have the Bush people “totally shocked” about the behavior of this Texas liberal press secretary than totally shocked about Texas liberal Harriet Miers had they succeeded in making her a Supreme Court Justice.
40 posted on 05/28/2008 9:14:19 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: Lancey Howard

Mine, too. I am a Republican officer in my county, and I have outed several turncoats, and done my best to derail their political careers.

We only have only democrat elected to countywide office. We also only have one Republican official that I think still has democrat tendencies.


41 posted on 05/28/2008 9:16:09 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
OMG, a moonbat publishing company?

How embarrassing for Scotty.

42 posted on 05/28/2008 9:18:03 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Brian Mosely

Glad this is getting continued play.
Some hr. ago on the Mark Levin Live Thread a number
of FReepers put this same info together.

I guess the Soros crowd thought some conservatives couldn’t connect the dots on this crowd.

One of the clowns on the Perseus Board is the Professional Liberal,Richard Holbrooke


43 posted on 05/28/2008 9:18:39 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: roses of sharon

Whores aren’t easily embarrassed.


44 posted on 05/28/2008 9:18:39 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Cementjungle

MR. FLEISCHER....after Scott left the White House, he went on TV shows and defended President Bush and the war. So I don’t know what changed so dramatically for Scott in the last few months, several months, that led him to write a book that was so different from everything I saw about Scott personally and privately.

Something changed. And there are parts of this book that just don’t sound like Scott. Scott, to me, will always be a friend and somebody who I always relied on. And I don’t know what could have led him to have such a dramatic change of heart.

And I talked to Scott yesterday.

MR. CHADWICK: You did?

MR. FLEISCHER: Yeah, and Scott and I remain close. And that’s one of the reasons I’m so heartbroken about this. Scott told me that this book really did change. And he said this book ended up a lot different from the way it got started. He told me he didn’t know if he could write a book like this a year ago.

MR. CHADWICK: So when this story broke, you called him and spoke with him.

MR. FLEISCHER: Well, actually, I called Scott because Scott and I frequently – we periodically have kept in touch ever since he left the White House. And when Scott and I, we got together – gosh –a year and a half ago for breakfast. And I remember talking to Scott about the book and he told me how good it was going to be for President Bush.

http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2008/05/28/ari-fleischer-speaks-out-on-mcclellans-book/


45 posted on 05/28/2008 9:18:41 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Brian Mosely

The temptation of Judas Iscariot by Satan is the analogy that comes to mind...


46 posted on 05/28/2008 9:20:23 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: cookcounty
“And if you're press secretary and don't believe in the administration you serve, it's dishonest to stick around.”

Or a Director of the Office of Management and Budget - like David Stockman.

47 posted on 05/28/2008 9:22:56 PM PDT by decal (Sign over DNC headquarters: Please Check Common Sense And Morals At The Door)
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To: Brian Mosely

Methinks Scottie is a pervert and someone has video.


48 posted on 05/28/2008 9:24:11 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: AliVeritas

a Scotty - Soros thread ping


49 posted on 05/28/2008 9:25:50 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.apfn.net/MESSAGEBOARD/02-16-05/discussion.cgi.49.html

WONKETTE
Wed Feb 16, 2005 00:15


50 posted on 05/28/2008 9:25:52 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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