Skip to comments.The Soros-McClellan Connection
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:
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 can hardly wait to see what they start pumping out in the Fall. I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Considering that... why on earth was he a Republican President’s spokesperson ever?
I guess that McClellan was a Mole. He even looks like one.
“Raise your hand if youre surprised! McClellan comes from a democratic family in Texas. His father was a lawyer with LBJs 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.
Think any Pubbies will have the stones to ask about this at the hearings.
A Dem mole in the WH.
Thanks of the link! I will post it on other forums. This needs to be known.
Please don't insult moles...
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.
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."
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.
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.
A little more like a RAT I think.
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.
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