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Posted on 05/31/2008 3:27:58 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
Republican insiders see the bitter criticism in Scott McClellan's memoir, "What Happened," as a payback for his abrupt firing as White House press secretary in the spring of 2006. Continues...
Scott McClellan stars in Ghost Writer
With Scott McClellan's new book, left-wingers are now absolutely sure Obama will trounce Bush this November! No third term! The little darlings haven't figured out yet that Bush isn't on the ballot this time, so they're frantically putting out movies like "Recount," "Redacted," "Rendition," "Stop-loss," and publishing fiction like McClellan's book, which all liberals with advance copies are excitedly having someone literate read to them, cover-to-cover. Even stupid Scott McClellan is learning what is in it.
In media interviews, McClellan is even considering voting for Obama, so determined is he never ever to vote for George Bush again.
While libbies are wildly excited about the book, the one bummer for them is that McClellan refuses to reveal the truth about . . . WTC Building 7! Bushitler and Cheney and Rove imploded it around 5 o'clock or something like that on 9/11 to hide Enron, man. Rosie O'Donnell says it's totally on the Internet!
But as news of fantasist McClellan's book hit the airwaves, the White House hit back hard, with the press secretary wondering why it took McClellan so long to realize how hideously evil George Bush is: "Why, all of a sudden, if he had all those grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years since he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had." Oops, that was Scott McClellan speaking, back in '04, blasting Richard Clarke for cashing in on his White House gig with a book deal.
McClellan, who served Bush for nearly three years before getting fired for incompetence, admits he doesn't believe "the White House deliberately or consciously sought to deceive the American people." Then he says the White House consciously "shaded the truth" and created a "propaganda machine" which consciously used "out and out deception" to sell the need to go to war in Iraq. You really needed deception to persuade Americans that Saddam was a problem. (But, to be fair, 'shading the truth' and "out and out deception" are sometimes necessary, such as when selling a book by a worthless has-been mediocrity who resembles a crash dummy.) On his last day in the White House, McClellan said this of his fellow propaganda machinists: "I have been honored and grateful to be a small part of a terrific and talented team of really good people," (Hat tip: Kathryn Jean Lopez, NRO).
From media excerpts, other than the bombshell that an administration used "propaganda" to get its message out (no president has ever done this!), other revelations in McClellan's book include: Katrina didn't go well, the White House was worried about Valerie Plame, Bush is a bad man because he did what presidents do, there are rumors about Bush and cocaine. He also reveals there were no WMDs in Iraq. And that he thinks Bush "misled" us into war. Bush: "Hey, let's invade Iraq for no reason! McClellan informed me that Saddam has no WMDs, so invading will wreck my credibility! Woo-hoo, 30 percent approval ratings, here I come!"
McClellan says he lied for years and years for George Bush, but that he's not lying now for $27.95 a copy. (Soon available at a Dollar Store near you.) McClellan denies being a backstabbing, two-faced, double-crossing little slimeball quisling who wallowed for years in the spotlight holding a comfy job and who then cashes in by dumping a steaming pile of dung. The dung, incidentally, was published by PublicAffairs, which is part of Perseus Books Group, owned by a merchant bank called Perseus LLC, which sort of gives the game away as to who's really pulling Scott McClown's strings, since Perseus has got a few companies with "Soros" in their name: Perseus-Soros Biopharmaceutical Fund, LP; Perseus-Soros Management, LLC, etc. (Hat tip: Littlegreenfootballs.com.) McClellan hotly denies that money was his motivation, noting that PublicAffairs almost never pays an advance of more than 30 pieces of silver.
The founder and Editor-at-Large of PublicAffairs is left-wing nutcase Peter Osnos, who admits to having "worked closely" with McClellan on 'his' book -- which is another way of saying: I wrote it. Osnos writes a weekly column for the left-wing "Century Foundation," so at least he's not biased.
In a column about Richard Nixon, Osnos attacks George Bush: "Instead of the compassionate conservative with a winning personal style surrounded by competent and experienced advisers, the Bush's administration [sic] has been reactionary and inept." In a column about Molly Ivins a few months after her death, he attacks George Bush: "Bush and company seemed determined to go ahead with the invasion no matter what, and the country, on the whole, went along."
In a column about Al Gore, he attacks George Bush for having "outmaneuvered (Gore) in a presidential contest . . ." Then he blames the media for the Gore campaign's incompetence: "It is fair to say that history can judge the media as one of the main reasons Al Gore lost in 2000, with disastrous consequences for the nation." Any doubt the U.S. and "many other places and global problems would be in better shape if Gore had made it to the White House?" The Earth would be so much cooler right now!
In a dramatic shift, in a column about books about Ronald Reagan, he attacks Ronald Reagan: "What comes through in all the books about and by Ronald Reagan is that he was essentially oblivious to emotion in the way it is commonly understood." In a gracious moment after William F. Buckley's death, he wrote that Buckley's views were of "someone suspended in an Anglophiliac universe of the past," and he blasted Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter in the same column for being "bombastic, aggressive, and mean" to left-wing nutjobs like Peter Osnos.
The real reason libbies are giving the fat tongue bath to McClellan's book is because it recycles their 'Rush-to-War' and 'Bush Lied, Kids Died' tropes now that the surge is working embarrassingly well and their moron Obama is busy being steeped in denial, lamely attempting to relitigate the prewar stuff. McClellan was deputy press secretary for the wimp-o sissy pantywaist domestic issues in the run-up to war, which is why, relitigation-wise, McClellan's book is a fat lot of use for Democrats, since the White House was keen to keep this imbecile out of the war-strategy loop. What was supposed to be one huge demolition job on Bush, McClellan's book became McClellan doing one huge demolition job on McClellan and his "credibility," recounting details of meetings he never attended, of conversations he had that never happened.
As rigged as the media game is, the hideous tyrant Bu$hitler comes out ahead even as little shifty-eyes McClellan struggles out of the corner he's painted himself into.
My Two Cents...
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Whenever someone wrote a book that was anti-Clinton is was immediately dismissed because it was part of an evil book deal. If anybody made a dime off a story it had to be completely dismissed. With anti-Bush books, that standard no longer exist. Anything that supports the MSM hate-America first worldview is of course headline news. Too bad for liberals 90% of voters won’t ever read or know what is in this book, and the 10% that do already own Obama kneepads.
Great article, John! You are right up there with the Bob Dole home run from yesterday.
h/t hot air
Scott, with this trash, earned eternal twerp ststus.
Scott was an eternal twerp for me after, “Hello”.
He’s actually made people feel sorry for Bush, Cheney and the other “evildoers”.
Great essay as always
Judas McClellan: You know what they say about 30 pieces of silver, easy come, easy go. Enjoy it. The Marxists leftists will use you and then throw you away in a heartbeat once your usefullness is finished.
Is Scott McClellan related to Scot Beauchamp, or more aptly, George McClellan?
Nice, but your analysis will not be widely shared with the public.
Gee, Benedict Arnold made a better deal this traitor. I hope
when he realizes what he did. He gets the heavier rope.
But it our side that provides the other with a disloyal, petty little man who got his feeling hurt and plotted his revenge against those who were mean to him.
Party loyalty is not in this man's genes as it is absent in his mother who can't seem to find any loyalty in politics or the men in her life.
Poooor Scottie gets his scorched-earth, "you can't get away with treating me like that" from his mother who has dumped and trashed more husbands that Erica Kane of soap opera fame.
Little Scottie will now be forever Keith Olbermann's lap dog.
libs i know do think like that. they’re still running in bush-hate mode.
if mccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccain had a brain, he’d take the wsj’s advice the other day
and run against congress.
It’s a lot easier to get ‘Republican’ traitors than Demonrats because it’s always more tempting with evil, selfish, hedonist behavior and their ruthlessness in attacking and character assassination that you will find weaklings like McClellean selling their souls.
Scotty “sporkweasel”, not sure if George is a relative, but...
“Most of the battles fought in the movement were Union successes but the overall outcome of the campaign was negative as a result of McClellan’s weaknesses.”
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McClellan attacked piecemeal and his attacks failed to crush Lee who was heavily outnumbered with his back to the Potomac River. Lincoln was extremely upset by the escape of Lee and his army but nonetheless used the “victory” to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
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The Democratic candidate for president in 1864, he was hampered by the party’s plank calling for an end to the war, which was labeled a failure. He himself denounced the plank and was for the rigorous pursuit of victory. At first it appeared that he would defeat Lincoln, but Union victories in the field diminished the public’s war weariness. Winning in only three states, he resigned from the army on election day.
Great cartoon — yeah, I want to read Barney’s tell-all memoir b/c he’s certainly smarter than Scott McClellan, and more knowledgeable, too!