Skip to comments.McClellan's First Stop on Cable: MSNBC's Far-Left 'Countdown'
Posted on 05/29/2008 2:12:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
Demonstrating that he certainly has come full circle from Bush-advocate to Bush-basher, Scott McClellan has agreed to give his first cable television news interview, on Thursday night, to the most vitriolic left-wing host: Bush-hater Keith Olbermann. McClellan went with MSNBC over CNN, where he is scheduled to appear Friday on The Situation Room. His fist television appearance will be Thursday morning on NBC's Today show. Maybe Countdown came as part of the deal with NBC?
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Wow, a televised liberal circle-jerk.
My questions about McClellan concern his original hiring. In effect, why was he hired in the first place? Absolutely no one believes he was anything but incompetent as a press secretary. What did Bush see in him? Was his hiring a political payoff. From what he’s saying now it sounds like he always was at best a squishy Republican or even more like a Lincoln Chaffee-type one. In short, no conservative at all. I’m still waiting (but not holding my breath) to hear similar anti-Bush statements from Fleischer, Snow, and Perino. I doubt we’ll hear them.
Posted on blog “Little green footballs”
The Soros-McClellan Connection
Wed, May 28, 2008 at 7:28:40 pm PDT
The hat tip for this post goes to LGF reader John Williams in Texas.
The company that published Scott McClellans 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. Heres 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:
Shaking my head. So was Scotty some sort of mole the whole time, or did he just leave incredibly embittered, or was it the money? Or all 3?
Possibly all three.Absolutely #2 and #3.
man I cant believe the kooks, they come up with all these diabolical conspiracies about Bush and chaney. Even the all-knowing all-controlling Bush and Chaney cant keep stuff like this out of the media. It doesn’t add up. Now Clinton on the other hand didnt have press sec writing scathing books about him and there were no leaks. so who appears more evil
McClellan will get his 30 pieces of silver and be the instant hero to the defeat and retreat leftists. Move over Judas.
[cue Barbra Streisand, “Send In The Clowns”]
You think that's bad...you should check out some of the 9/11 whackjobs.Youtube has a lot of them.You'd think that in the video "proof" they provide you can see Cheney at the controls of Flight 11 as it hits the tower.
His father Barr, a 63-year-old former Texas lawyer, claims in a book that President John F Kennedy was assassinated on the orders of the man who succeeded him - Lyndon Baines Johnson.
At a time when the new White House spokesman is fending off criticism of Bush’s handling of the economy and Iraq, he is also having to cope with speculation that his father is either a crackpot - or may just have found the missing link in one of the most notorious mysteries in American history.
McClellan Jr has so far declined to comment on the awkward fuss over Blood, Money and Power: How LBJ Killed JFK. “I think at this time it’s best that I keep my relationship with my dad a private matter,” he said.
His father has been less discreet. Keen to promote his book, published by a tiny firm in Arkansas, he has been gaily telling interviewers that LBJ resorted to murder because he was worried about being dropped as vice-president by Kennedy. “I knew LBJ well. He was very brutal,” McClellan Sr said.
Doesn’t fall from the tree does he.
It looks like that crunchy-good "bipartisan" thing coming back to bite the hand that fed it:
"A native of Austin, Texas, McClellan, 40. was part of Bushs gubernatorial administration in Texas, serving as Bushs deputy communications director and spokesman.
"He was also the traveling press secretary for Bushs 2000 presidential campaign. He was appointed White House press secretary in July 2003, and served in that capacity until he resigned in April 2006....
"McClellan comes from a well-known Texas family. His grandfather, W. Page Keeton, was the long-time dean of the University of Texas Law School.
"His mother, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, is the former three-term mayor of Austin and the former Texas comptroller.
"In 2006, Strayhorn was an unsuccessful independent candidate for governor in Texas.
"Strayhorn and Barr McClellan, her first husband, had three other sons.
"Mark McClellan, a physician and economist, was the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration during Bushs first term.
"In March 2004, he became the administrator for the governments Medicare and Medicaid services. He is now a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
"The two other McClellan brothers, twins Brad and Dudley, are lawyers in Texas."
Carole Keeton Strayhorn switched from the Democrat to Republican Party.
The Brookings Institution:
"Condemning President Bush's Iraq policy, in April 2004 Brookings hosted Senator Edward Kennedy in an event aimed at discrediting the Iraq War. As the 2004 Presidential election neared, the Institution's Fellows endorsed Democratic candidate John Kerry's call for a "more sensitively" fought war on terrorism. They have also called for the American government to permit Islamic radicals like Tariq Ramadan to enter the U.S. with work visas.
"The Brookings Institution's President since 2002 has been Strobe Talbott, who served as President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State. The Board of Trustees features Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of John Kerry; Zoe Baird, failed Clinton appointee for Attorney General; and Lawrence Summers, former Harvard President and U.S. Treasury Secretary."
At this point whether the book has truth in it or not. The fact he is going on KO and others like it shows to me that this is all not at all serious for him but all about money. I hope at the end of the day they eat him up (liberal media)Shame, Shame, Shame on him. I do not know how he will sleep.
Considering how much money he will probably make on this, he probably will sleep quite comfortably. I can imagine his grandkids asking him what he does for a living. His reply - I`m a professional liar and backstabber.
... It wasn't compassionate & it wasn't conservatism.
How many people does Scotty think watches Olbermann?
He would reach more people if he went on Emeril’s Food Network Show....maybe even HSN...
Mary Matalin was great on H&C last night. She said basically the problem with Scott was that he made zero contributions to any meeting he attended. Zero.
Mary should run for office of some sort. Really strong voice for conservatives.
Other good questions made here: how was this guy vetted? Was he acting all the time that he was in the administration? Did the position of the book change after Soros’ retainer check cleared? Is he doling out payback for his mother's faltering political career?
It has been my observation that Bush took the ‘let us all get along’ idea way too seriously early on. Expecting loyalty from those who are diametrically opposed to you politically and who are in a position to do political harm is naive at the kindest.
McAmnesty’s first act next January should be ‘If you were employed in DC government during the Clinton administration, get your resume updated. You got 30 days. If you were hired by someone who was employed during the Clinton administration, get your resume in order; you got 45 days.’
funny how someone starts to reinterpret history as they get ready to sell a book.....
it happens all the time...
Well, duh. He knows what kind of reception would he get there.
yes i saw her and she was great.
So McClellan steps out to overdo the froth.
Fat man in a lil coat
Fat man in a lil coat
His FIRST stop is Keith Olberman means that he is GAY!! Jeff Gannon just wrote a piece that says he knew Scott better than any other reporter....Jeff is Gay.....this is exactly what happened to the gay conservative, David Brock and I think Brock actually FLIPPED Scott!! With Soros’s money.
You need to post this on EVERY Scott thread!!!
If Rove and Libby had a secret meeting, how can Scott possibly know that they discussed the plame/wilson affair?
Doesn't he know that plame was outed to novak by the state department?
McClellans book has accomplished one thing: It finally got the Administration to respond to something.
The Admin has allowed the leftists, media, and Dems to run roughshod over them for 7 years. They have tried and tried and tried to bring the new tone to Washington by rolling over to nearly every criticism and allegation until McClellans book.
Now, the Admin has its people out on the talk shows in full spin mode. The Admin has already put out more effort to combat the allegations in McClellans book than they have on nearly any other issue.
Therein lies a very interesting question. Why in the world would Pres. Bush have accepted this totally unqualified, incompetent baffoon as press secretary? An absolute mystery to me. From day one, he demonstrated what a wimp he was and his incompetence was on full display for all to see. Sometimes, I have paused to wonder just where in the world was/is Pres. Bush's good common sense!
This is a first. A pile of dog crap visits a green bottle fly.
You would think McClellan was a former secretary of defense or secretary of state or some other policy-making official, not just a mouthpiece between the admin and the WH press. I’m still waiting to hear how he was in a position to pass judgment on whether the Iraq war was legitimate, what Rove and Libby spoke about in private, and so forth. This is all such a lightweight matter. It’s simply about making some big bucks. McClellan’s eyes saw the dollar signs the sleazy leftwing publishers waved at him and took it. The silly, liberal sheep fall for another one.
I questioned the wisdom of hiring this little turd years ago on this forum, simply because of his wacko scumbag father. Bart McClellan was an ambulance chaser who lost his law license and then wrote vile books accusing LBJ of having murdered JFK as part of a scheme to increase profits for the oil industry (this after working for LBJ in 1964). He is certifiably insane. I have found that the apple usually doesn’t fall too far at all, as we have now seen. His father was a treacherous louse and so is Scott.
Nope, not a single RAT connection here.
Scott McClellan looks really proud of what he has done, doesn’t he?
Scott McClellan looks really proud of what he has done, doesn’t he?
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