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.
I count 6 books authored by George Soros from Scott McClellans publisher.
GEORGE SOROS ON GLOBALIZATION
THE AGE OF FALLIBILITY
Consequences of the War on Terror
THE BUBBLE OF AMERICAN SUPREMACY
The Costs of Bushs War in Iraq
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
Encouraging Free Enterprise and Democratic Reform Among the Soviets and in Eastern Europe
Buy Danish (Hot Air) on May 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM
Won’t matter to the left wing hacker haters on the left.
For your next talk radio spot.
Reminds me of Soros’ last propaganda effort with the Lancet i.e. 600k Iraquis died in the war!
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.*shaking head*
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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...
A caller brought this up on Mark Levin’s show tonight.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
I suppose a guy like that would do anything for a buck.
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.
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.
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)
Amazing !!!!! /sarc
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, thats 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, its 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 wouldnt say that if I were you, Ari. Or, Im not sure I could say that, Ari.
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.
How embarrassing for Scotty.
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
Whores aren’t easily embarrassed.
MR. FLEISCHER....after Scott left the White House, he went on TV shows and defended President Bush and the war. So I dont 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 dont sound like Scott. Scott, to me, will always be a friend and somebody who I always relied on. And I dont 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 thats one of the reasons Im 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 didnt 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.
The temptation of Judas Iscariot by Satan is the analogy that comes to mind...
Or a Director of the Office of Management and Budget - like David Stockman.
Methinks Scottie is a pervert and someone has video.
a Scotty - Soros thread ping
Wed Feb 16, 2005 00:15