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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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To: exit82

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51 posted on 05/28/2008 9:26:40 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scotty’s dad also thinks LBJ had JFK killed.
Scotty’s family needs serious help


52 posted on 05/28/2008 9:30:53 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: Tex Pete

Publicity .
NBC-TV “Today” - 5/29
MSNBC “Countdown with Keith Olberman” - 5/29
CNN “The Situation Room” - 5/30
CNN “American Morning” - 6/2
Comedy Central “Daily Show” - 6/2
NPR “Fresh Air” - 6/3
NPR “Talk of the Nation” (LIVE from the Newseum in DC) - 6/11

(Leftwing) Events

New York, NY/92nd Street Y, 8pm – 6/4
Washington, DC/Politics & Prose, 7pm – 6/10
San Diego, CA/City Club, time tbd - 6/17
San Francisco, CA/Commonwealth Club, Noon - 6/18
Austin, TX/Book People, 3pm – 6/21


53 posted on 05/28/2008 9:31:30 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: fight_truth_decay

Very interesting!

Scottie has a bunch of TV appearances lineds up—let’s see how this plays out.

This quisling sounds like he is being blackmailed, which would be a plausible explanation for his sudden turn to the dark side.


54 posted on 05/28/2008 9:33:47 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jeff Head; Lancey Howard; calcowgirl; potlatch; devolve; Grampa Dave; ntnychik; ...

55 posted on 05/28/2008 9:34:41 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Brian Mosely
Why the hell didn't the WH lawyer demand everyone sign a confidentiality agreement ? The Bush WH was run by real morons.

Did Scottie ‘s Dad write a book accusing LBJ being involved in JFK death ? I read that somewhere ? He worked at LBJ's law firm .

56 posted on 05/28/2008 9:42:10 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: ncalburt

see post 52


57 posted on 05/28/2008 9:44:42 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Those Ari comments sounds like he was paid off or blackmailed . Ari sounds upset. There is way more to the reason for that change of heart.
58 posted on 05/28/2008 9:46:38 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: roses of sharon

How can someone who knows no shame be embarrassed?


59 posted on 05/28/2008 9:46:38 PM PDT by papasmurf (Unless I post a link to a resource, what I post is opinion, regardless of how I spin it.)
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To: roses of sharon

Sex In The City was a series, too.

Some whores like to flaunt it.


60 posted on 05/28/2008 9:46:39 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Brian Mosely

Excellent post, thanks.


61 posted on 05/28/2008 9:47:02 PM PDT by papasmurf (Unless I post a link to a resource, what I post is opinion, regardless of how I spin it.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
That may be the answer. It all makes sense now. Another case of that gay nutjob that works for Soros at media matters.
62 posted on 05/28/2008 9:50:36 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

ping!


63 posted on 05/28/2008 9:50:42 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obama supporters: Drink the Kool-Aid? Yes we can!)
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To: exit82
Can't wait for a Marine back from Iraq to get a piece of Scotty, I would pay to see that.

How dare he tell the world, and our enemies in the ME that our guys are just “victims” of the evil Bush, and that Saddam and Sons were just innocent bystanders minding their own business.

What a sissy.

64 posted on 05/28/2008 9:51:28 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: SoCalPol
I guess the Soros crowd thought some conservatives couldn’t connect the dots on this crowd.
lol...
Be careful about dot connecting. Soros has been contributing to John McCain since 2001.

65 posted on 05/28/2008 9:54:30 PM PDT by radioman
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To: Brian Mosely

Scott got his 13 pieces of silver


66 posted on 05/28/2008 9:55:50 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: SoCalPol

So he did write a conspiracy book about a former President/ employer too. Who the heck was in charge of doing background and security checks at the WH ?


67 posted on 05/28/2008 9:58:56 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: radioman
Please can the McCain haters take a night off from spreading there lies. Do we have to shoot that nonsense down again. Sorso and Pritzker have the more complex dirty money washing scam involving millions set up for Obama in the history of US politics and you carrying on about a few thousand dollars.
68 posted on 05/28/2008 10:03:12 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: ncalburt
Dan Barlett, WH communications director, said tonight that he hired Scotty.
69 posted on 05/28/2008 10:07:45 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: roses of sharon

Didn’t Dan Bartlett trash the WH too ?
How did this guy get security clearance with his background involving his Dad ?


70 posted on 05/28/2008 10:10:23 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: ncalburt
Didn't hear that, I am under the impression that he is still with the WH? He was on CNN when I heard him briefly tonite, maybe I just assumed.

My memory tells me that Karen Hughes first brought Scotty from Texas.

71 posted on 05/28/2008 10:18:00 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: Brian Mosely

I checked the bio on Osnos and followed thru to see the wife’s “non profit consulting” gigs, found this:

Susan Osnos Married to Peter L. W. Osnos. [1]. Member, Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Advisory Committee


72 posted on 05/28/2008 10:19:29 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Yeah, I heard about this on the Mark Levin show tonight.

Sorry Soros at it again.


73 posted on 05/28/2008 10:24:36 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO makes me wanna reach across the aisle, too. And SLAP some sense into the fools !!)
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To: roses of sharon

Dan Bartlett left the WH last year and made the rounds for awhile criticizing the WH and Rove etc...


74 posted on 05/28/2008 10:25:29 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Buuuuuuuuuummmmmmmppp !!


75 posted on 05/28/2008 10:26:09 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO makes me wanna reach across the aisle, too. And SLAP some sense into the fools !!)
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To: ncalburt
Thanks ncalburt, its....all...coming...back...now...not....pleasant..at..all!

I'm so sick of these DC maggots playing games with our troops in harms way.

76 posted on 05/28/2008 10:29:58 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: roses of sharon
The Collaborator News Network does not invite friends of the WH or the Repub party to there Bush bashing sessions but traitors like Bartlett and Scotties are always welcomed .
77 posted on 05/28/2008 10:37:45 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
I guess that McClellan was a Mole. He even looks like one.

and a snake and a worm . . . must agree he somehow always looked very much like a weak man to me, now it all becomes quite clear. Too bad Bush and those around him could not see this as well, but sometimes life lessons come the hard way (even for the President of the United States of America).

78 posted on 05/28/2008 10:45:04 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Brian Mosely

bttt


79 posted on 05/28/2008 10:45:20 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Driving an Operation Chaos Hybrid that burns both gas AND rubber.)
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To: Brian Mosely
Shocked.
SHOCKED!
Comment:

Well President Bush has surrounded himself with old Clinton hands and friends of prominent and not so prominent Democrats.

I was shocked by McClellan's hit book just because I did not think that even the liberal America haters would stoop to scoop Shiite out of the sewer known as the Democratic party.

Just wait until The Obama Uniter gets his campaign in gear.

We ain't seen nothing yet until Obama cranks up uniting America by baiting and enabling and turning whitey against blacks and Hispanics against both blacks and whites.

Should be a loverly campaign, pass the poopcorn Obadiah.

80 posted on 05/28/2008 10:52:14 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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I remember thinking when Scott M started the job how utterly terrible he was at it.

If his family was Dem then that has to rank up there with one of the dumbest hires ever. Even if he was from a staunch conservative high brow family, he had no business being in that job.

Why oh why couldn’t Ari have lasted longer. He was great IMO.


81 posted on 05/28/2008 11:04:04 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


82 posted on 05/28/2008 11:04:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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To: Crimson Elephant

So true! He always looked to me as though he was in the middle of passing a kidney stone.


83 posted on 05/28/2008 11:06:15 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: fight_truth_decay
"He told me he didn’t know if he could write a book like this a year ago"

Spoken like a true Soros whore. A year ago he did not yet have access to the big bucks for whoring his beliefs, to the extent he really had any. He learned what he needed to say to achieve money and temporary notoriety with the BDS left. Hell, he's probably had almost all the words fed to him by his Soros ghostwriter. Now he just needs to go out on the talk show and speaking circuit for a little while to plug his worthless treacherous book. What a RAT.
84 posted on 05/28/2008 11:15:21 PM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: ncalburt
Let's not call them lies. OK? That makes me want to post my links. ;-)

John McCain funded by Soros since 2001

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006

Soros' "Reform" (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

John McCain: George Soros' Useful Idiot?

Through The Weeds; John McCain, George Soros and the Reform Institute

McCain’s Reform Institute donor list:

Reform Institute greatfully acknowleges Sen. McCain as past Chairman:

85 posted on 05/28/2008 11:42:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: Brian Mosely; penelopesire
SHOCKED!

I was pretty gobsmacked too when FReeper penelopesire first uncovered it on a thread this afternoon.

Link:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2022659/posts?page=60#60

86 posted on 05/28/2008 11:47:12 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: radioman

At least McCain’s Marine son has served in Iraq and will be returning.

The only thing the third party wack jobs have done is insure that Obama will win.

My original candidate, Conservative Duncan Hunter
was not wanted by the non conservatives


87 posted on 05/28/2008 11:51:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: cookcounty
"utterly flummoxed"

it's called the deer-in-the-headlights look. McClellan looked like the most lost interviewee I've ever seen.

88 posted on 05/29/2008 3:35:33 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: DAVEY CROCKETT; Velveeta; Calpernia; milford421

Ping.


89 posted on 05/29/2008 4:49:31 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: HwyChile
“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.”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>.........................
so tired of this genre of posts. Bush is Harvard grad, won elections as Governor and 2 term President. no small feats
Get used to it He is surrounded by People like HIM.
He is much more the Liberal, than many here admit.If not for 9/11, we all would see that clearly by now.
90 posted on 05/29/2008 5:05:33 AM PDT by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: Brian Mosely

Scotts come cheap

91 posted on 05/29/2008 5:13:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the ‘hat tip’ and ping. AliVeritas did some fruitful googling too yesterday. Going back to read it. Had not googled the editor yet....LOL

It is all so sorted. McClellan is on Today Show right now!!


92 posted on 05/29/2008 5:16:24 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: shadowgovernment

All of which points out why Pat Buchanan and Alan Keys were shunned at the primary polls.

Extremists fail, moderation gets elected.


93 posted on 05/29/2008 5:17:10 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)
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To: AliVeritas; mewzilla

ping!


94 posted on 05/29/2008 5:19:11 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Brian Mosely

I am not shocked, as soon as I heard about his book, I told hubby, sounds like Soros and he probably got paid big money.

Hope the money is enough for him and he doesn’t do himself in for being such a turncoat.


95 posted on 05/29/2008 5:35:44 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (BO stinks................)
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To: Tex Pete; 2ndDivisionVet; Brian Mosely
In other words, she’s a political whore. Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

He takes after his mother, Carole Keeton-McClellan-Rylander-[Your name here]-Strayhorn.

96 posted on 05/29/2008 5:44:20 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: pgkdan
"George Soros strikes again."

"Gee... It sure would be too bad if he was to have some kinda accident or sumtin'."

97 posted on 05/29/2008 6:20:14 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: exit82
McClellan was not handled with kid gloves, as we would have imagined, on the CBS Today show this morning. Meredith Vieira kept firing questions at him, why now, why not then, is it about the money, you were disgruntled, you were JUST an assistant to Ari and not in the loop etc,--even Lauer, in a lone spot, stated McClellan would not win any badge for courage while McClellan was still awaiting the rest of the interview. Matt also said McClellan would be useful for only a time. McClellan had said he blamed politics on both sides for mistakes made, but was countered with the book's timing also being about politics? with no answer.

McClellan is also being deemed THE DEFENDER, not Bush and EVERYONE ELSE ALL PAINTED WITH MCCLELLAN'S SAME BRUSH STROKE.

VIDEO in part without the feel of the total environment of the show. McClellan was also being Upstaged by Idol fans waiting for the Davids to appear and Sex In the City promos were upcoming. They may be more Idol fans then there are McClellan interview fans.

However, Curry kept true to form with her short quip on McClellan. Had to appease the fan base, I guess.

McClellan did praise his publisher (wish I could remember the words, as I laughed). Those same words (?) might come back to haunt him, I thought.

He was not asked why after his leave from Press secretary he later was interviewed and showed no moral dilemma at that time.

Ari did say he had not seen Scott for over a year socially, they had intended to have lunch or breakfast (social situation involving food, "I'll call ya sometime"..scenario) etc; so maybe Scott McClellan felt "dumped". A Woman scorned??

Keith Olbermann, with whom he will also appear, will most likely attempt to . Meet the Press could be most interesting.

Press Briefing McClellan 2003, Re:Leaks

McClellan also blames the Liberal Media:
The collapse of the administration's rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. . . . In this case, the "liberal media" didn't live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.

"Just consider how remarkable that is. George Bush's own Press Secretary criticizes the American media for being "too deferential" to the Government," writes Glenn Greenwald for Salon.com.

I think McClellan has P$$$ed off everyone to some degree, well; except his publisher, his "handlers" and those that "need to believe".

Employment in the future? Loyalty always a factor. Unless a job, for example, at MSNBC as an ongoing "expert" contributor..hmmmm. Everyone else does it.

Lipstick on a Pig Theme Song via GarageBand.com

98 posted on 05/29/2008 7:16:04 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay; exit82
"Correction Above: Keith Olbermann, with whom he will also appear, will most likely attempt to (Omission of "paint lipstick on McClellan") . Meet the Press could be most interesting."
99 posted on 05/29/2008 7:21:11 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: TigersEye; ncalburt
The old Soros/McCain and everyone else related to money from Soros links only show that Soros (who owns(or owned) shares in Halliburton and other companies with war or special interests $$$) wanted Bush out of office, impeached!

Bush actually beat his opponents in more ways than one, therefore, Soros can be considered one of the Losers, with all that money spent!

Even MoveOn's $$$$ strategy experts and the Liberal Media couldn't move President Bush out of office. They huffed and the puffed and they still couldn't blow Bush's White House down.

Bush would be considered the winner in this "cowboy's rodeo".

100 posted on 05/29/2008 7:41:06 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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