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Bob Dole unloads on McClellan
The Politico ^ | May 30, 2008 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 05/30/2008 9:14:07 AM PDT by Dan Nunn

Bob Dole unloads on McClellan

Bob Dole yesterday sent a scalding email to Scott McClellan, excoriating the former White House spokesman as a "miserable creature" who greedily betrayed his former patron for a fast buck.

In an extraordinary message obtained and authenticated by Politico, Dole uses his trademark biting wit to portray McClellan as a classic Washington opportunist.

"There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don’t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues," Dole wrote in a message sent yesterday morning. "No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique."

Michael Marshall, Dole's spokesman and colleague at the Alston Bird law firm, confirms the message came from the former senator and presidential candidate. "Yes, it is authentic," Marshall wrote in an email.

"In my nearly 36 years of public service I've known of a few like you," Dole writes, recounting his years representing Kansas in the House and Senate. "No doubt you will 'clean up' as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, 'Biting The Hand That Fed Me.' Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years"

Dole assures McClellan that he won't read the book -- "because if all these awful things were happening, and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job"

"That would have taken integrity and courage but then you would have had credibility and your complaints could have been aired objectively," Dole concludes. "You’re a hot ticket now but don’t you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?"

He signs the email simply: "BOB DOLE"


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobdole; dole; mcclellan; scottmcclellan; scottowned
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Brilliant response by Bob Dole.
1 posted on 05/30/2008 9:14:08 AM PDT by Dan Nunn
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To: Dan Nunn

Absolutely nailed it. Well done Senator Dole.


2 posted on 05/30/2008 9:15:44 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: Dan Nunn

Right on!


3 posted on 05/30/2008 9:16:44 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: Dan Nunn

AMEN to Bob Dole!


4 posted on 05/30/2008 9:17:07 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Dan Nunn

I think this gives the WH and Republicans a second (or 3rd, or4th) chance to go on the offensive on the ridiculous character assassination that has taken place the past 4 years - no sufficient response has come out to date.


5 posted on 05/30/2008 9:17:35 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Dan Nunn
Dammit Bob.

That Viagra seems to be working.

:)

6 posted on 05/30/2008 9:18:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Secondhand Aztlan Smoke causes drug addiction obesity in global warming cancer immigrant terrorists.)
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To: Dan Nunn

Good to see the Senator hasn’t lost his ability to drill right to the substance of the problem.

Coupled with the fact that this is the Sex and the City Weekend and most of the alleged audience for this particular type of rubbish will be wiping the drool off their chins and gazing down cleavage and up skirts about now, I figure this book will soon join that one by the woman named Kitty who did the last hack job on the Bushes.

Not only is McClellan everything Dole called him, but he’s a master of poor planning.


7 posted on 05/30/2008 9:18:32 AM PDT by Appleby
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To: Dan Nunn

Like he said, there are always one or two Scott McClellan’s around. Nobody really likes guys like him, they are simply useful idiots.


8 posted on 05/30/2008 9:19:19 AM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: Dan Nunn

It will be interesting how this is spun by the Lame Stream Media. Kudos to Mr. Dole.


9 posted on 05/30/2008 9:19:19 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Dan Nunn

When is the Dole / McCain spine transplant surgery scheduled?


10 posted on 05/30/2008 9:19:53 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: Dan Nunn

That is AWESOME out of Sen Dole — he nailed McClellan!


11 posted on 05/30/2008 9:20:45 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Broken Glass Republican -- http://democratsforsale.blogspot.com/ -- JUST SAY NO to OBAMA)
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To: Dan Nunn

Excellent!
Kudos to Bob Dole.


12 posted on 05/30/2008 9:21:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dan Nunn

Bless you Bob....you said it all.


13 posted on 05/30/2008 9:21:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: MNJohnnie

Bravo, Bob Dole! Well done. Scott M. is the kind of weasel who accomplished nothing, contributed nothing, said nothing about his supposed concerns, yet now turns out this pathetic ghost-written attack on the admin. he served so badly.

Of course, Andy Card and Pres. Bush and others must bear responsibility for ever employing a weasel like SM in the first place. All through SM’s tenure in 2003-06 I gagged at the spectacle of such a milquetoast clown proving completely unable to articulate or defend WH policy. It was a ghastly spectacle, and those who put him in that position are at fault.

The failures to adequately defend and explain admin. policy have been very harmful. The absurd lack of understanding of the real nature of Plamegate continues to appall me.


14 posted on 05/30/2008 9:22:35 AM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Great letter from Sen Dole, he’s right on!


15 posted on 05/30/2008 9:22:47 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Dan Nunn

Probably at the direction of McCain. Remember when Dole was emailing Romney?


16 posted on 05/30/2008 9:23:22 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Ronald Reagan Fought Regulation, John McCain Brought Regulation...)
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To: Dan Nunn

Sha-zaam... I didn’t know the ol’ boy had it in him.

Good for him.

jw


17 posted on 05/30/2008 9:24:08 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: Lazamataz
That Viagra seems to be working.

He's always been a stand-up guy.

18 posted on 05/30/2008 9:24:17 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace Is Not The Question.)
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To: Dan Nunn
I have to hand it to Bob Dole. Since he left the Senate, he has not been afraid to take on some of the stupidity of the day. I actually watched the Recount Movie on HBO and they had a clip of him leading our protesters in Florida.
19 posted on 05/30/2008 9:24:24 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Dan Nunn

“miserable creature”?

That’s a good one.


20 posted on 05/30/2008 9:25:06 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Dan Nunn

Actually, Bob Dole was always a pretty good guy—except when he ran for president.

I have always suspected that maybe it was a Bob Dole clone who ran, and not the real man. Or maybe his political handlers were putting something in his food. Because he straightened out again as soon as he quit that miserable campaign.


21 posted on 05/30/2008 9:26:06 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dan Nunn

Ouch! That left several marks on Scotty’s skull.


22 posted on 05/30/2008 9:26:20 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Dan Nunn

Wow! Good for him!


23 posted on 05/30/2008 9:26:35 AM PDT by good old days
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To: Dan Nunn

not surprising, ari fleischer was elizabeth dole’s spokesman from very early on in her failed 2000 presidential bid


24 posted on 05/30/2008 9:26:47 AM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: Dan Nunn

anyone know ole Scott’s email add ? Tried to locate but wasn’t successful.


25 posted on 05/30/2008 9:28:07 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: andy58-in-nh

And hard on his staff


26 posted on 05/30/2008 9:28:12 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Dan Nunn

>>Brilliant response by Bob Dole.

Wait until Ann Coulter lets loose. I would advise evacuating the women and children.


27 posted on 05/30/2008 9:28:18 AM PDT by NTHockey
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

Do NOT miss this letter from Bob Dole to that POS McClellan. Rush lead off today’s show by reading Dole’s letter...


28 posted on 05/30/2008 9:28:49 AM PDT by nutmeg (Obama supporters: Drink the Kool-Aid? Yes we can!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Wow. Bob was all out of bubble-gum. I love it.


29 posted on 05/30/2008 9:29:04 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Dan Nunn

Whoa Bob, tell us how you REALLY feel! Rock on Bob!


30 posted on 05/30/2008 9:30:00 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: Dan Nunn; Lazamataz

31 posted on 05/30/2008 9:30:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NTHockey
"Wait until Ann Coulter lets loose. I would advise evacuating the women and children.

She was on one of the Fox New shows last night and her tounge was definitely set on "high venom".

32 posted on 05/30/2008 9:31:49 AM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Bob Dole? Did someone put Viagra in his ink? Good on yer, mate! Ah, if only you put your wife on the ticket way back when. When the Clintons were touting their “two for one” deal, you might just have taken them down with a real two-fer choice.


33 posted on 05/30/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Dan Nunn
Dole assures McClellan that he won't read the book

So, Dole is making his remarks based on heresay.


34 posted on 05/30/2008 9:32:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pissant

You have to admit, for an older guy with the use of only one hand, he still manages to hold his own.


36 posted on 05/30/2008 9:33:33 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace Is Not The Question.)
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To: Dan Nunn
Rush opened the show reading this...he also just played a YouTube audio that he said could finish off Obama.
37 posted on 05/30/2008 9:35:18 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: 4integrity
anyone know ole Scott’s email add ?

scottymcweasel@ingrate.com?

38 posted on 05/30/2008 9:35:22 AM PDT by jellybean (Write in Fred! - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: TomGuy
Since hearsay has been good enough for every blast of Bush Derangement Syndrome here on Freeper for years, it absurd hypocrisy for the Bush haters to complain about “hearsay”
39 posted on 05/30/2008 9:35:48 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I always found him a little stiff, myself.

Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years.

Now that's good...

40 posted on 05/30/2008 9:35:49 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Cicero
I have always suspected that maybe it was a Bob Dole clone who ran, and not the real man. Or maybe his political handlers were putting something in his food. Because he straightened out again as soon as he quit that miserable campaign.

Yeah. Had he shown this sort of spine back in '96, we might have been spared another 4 years of Slick Willie.

41 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:03 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: andy58-in-nh

He’s been out of the loop for awhile, he might need to bone up on things


42 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:05 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Dan Nunn
"...your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique."

Bob Dole just defined the typical liberal in a clear, concise manner. Bravo.

43 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:22 AM PDT by OB1kNOb ("We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, Hamas PM advisor)
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To: Dan Nunn; All

Bob Dole???? WHOA, talk about being skewered!!!!! Spot on SMOKIN’!!!! Kudos to Mr. Dole

Gotta love it!!!

McClellan is a pathetic turd.


44 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:24 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all!!!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Tepid.


45 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:48 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Dan Nunn
If Bush had had this team of spinners out since 2001, maybe his approval numbers wouldn't be in the 20’s range.

It seems strange that Bush allowed 7 years of a constant barrage from the MSM and the Dem and he remained quiet. Now, with the first critical book from a former staffer, Bush mounts a full spin machine, reminiscent of something Bill Clinton would have done.

46 posted on 05/30/2008 9:37:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Dan Nunn
Finally... a Republican who has spine.

Where are the rest of the Republican bottom feeders? Still hiding under slime covered rocks sucking down $170,000 a year?

47 posted on 05/30/2008 9:39:03 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: pissant; andy58-in-nh

STOP IT!! LOL!


48 posted on 05/30/2008 9:39:24 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: Dan Nunn

Bob Dole -—> Class act.

Scott McClellan -—> Crass act.


49 posted on 05/30/2008 9:40:20 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: martin_fierro

Caption: Senator (Ret.) Robert Dole (R, ED-North Carolina)


50 posted on 05/30/2008 9:41:25 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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