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  • Scott McClellan: Tea Party "Divisive Protest Movement That Plays to People's Fear and Hatred"(Video)

    03/30/2010 12:17:52 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 26 replies · 801+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/30/10 | HAP
    CNN Larry King has on RINOs David Frum and Scott McClellan, King asks McClellan what he thinks of the Tea Party Movement...Another day of the media's attempt to smear the Tea Party (Video)
  • FREEPERS invade Dr. Phil Show to Support Ann Coulter

    01/21/2009 2:13:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 66 replies · 2,592+ views
    dfu on the scene ^ | 1-21-09 | dfu
    A nice contingent of FReepers, including the famous Robinson family of Fresno, along with some UCLA young Republicans made it to the Dr. Phil show this morning to give support to Ann Coulter. Okay, so the headline was hyperbolic. We actually didn't invade. We got reservations. It was an interesting show with Annie not shy whatsover in telling the L.A. audience the way things should be. Thanks to Ron Dog for his organizing skills in making it happen. Ann had a great deal of support in the audience as she opposed Alan Colmes and then lying, backstabbing, weasel Scott McClellan....
  • McClellan: Obama Made 'No Mistakes' in Nancy-Mocking Presser

    11/07/2008 6:48:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 2,778+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Message to Scott McClellan: when your guy's gaffe merits a screaming headline at Drudge [see after the jump] about how he's had to apologize for what he said, he's messed up. Big time. But that didn't stop Pres. Bush's former press secretary—turned Soros-paid scrivener—from going on TV and proclaiming that Obama had turned in a flawless performance in his debut presser today as president-elect. McClellan appeared on MSNBC's "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," David Gregory's post-election vehicle taking the place of "Race for the White House." In an odd bit of balance, McClellan, who endorsed Obama, was on with former Clinton press...
  • Ex-Bush Spokesman (McClellan) Backs Obama

    10/24/2008 5:06:28 AM PDT · by meandog · 38 replies · 934+ views
    The former press secretary to George Bush has announced he is backing Barack Obama in the race to replace his ex-boss as US president. Scott McClellan said on Thursday that he had decided to back the Democrat because he wanted to support the candidate with the best chance of changing the way Washington - the political heart of the US - works and gets things done. His announcement is yet another blow to the campaign of John McCain, the Republican contender, who is struggling to erode Obama's opinion poll lead. McClellan is the second former Bush administration figure this week...
  • Former Bush Press Secretary Backs Obama [Slimy weasel alert)

    10/23/2008 3:27:46 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 83 replies · 2,026+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 23 2008 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK -- Scott McClellan, President Bush's former press secretary, says he is backing Barack Obama for president. McClellan made the endorsement during a taping of Comedian D.L. Hughley's new show that is premiering on CNN this weekend.
  • Scott McClellan Stumbles When Confronted About Joseph Wilson At House Judiciary Hearing

    06/21/2008 12:27:25 PM PDT · by Quaker · 51 replies · 634+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | June 21, 2008 | Quaker
    Scott McClellan appeared before the House Judiciary committee yesterday. When asked about Joseph Wilson and the defamation of Wilson’s character by Sheila Jackson- Lee McClellan seemed to sympathize with the harm that had been done by the evil forces in the White House during and before his tenure as Press Secretary. Jackson-Lee asked McClellan specifically about the Uranium in Niger that Wilson reported on. Later in his testimony Scott was confronted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) with some disturbing facts via a declassified CIA report. McClellan visually surprised with these facts began to backtrack. (Video Included)
  • Wexler: McClellan's Testimony Justifies Cheney's Impeachment

    06/21/2008 3:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 347+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2008 | John Bresnahan
    Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), one of the most vocal opponents of the Bush administration on Capitol Hill, said Scott McClellan's book and testimony justify the beginning of impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House press secretary if he believed Bush authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name. When McClellan said no, Wexler said this meant that Cheney must have been the source of the leak, meaning Cheney was seeking to retaliate against the wife of an administration critic. In Wexler's view, this would be enough to support the initation...
  • LIVE THREAD- Scott McClellan testifies before Congress 20 June

    06/20/2008 5:47:12 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 342 replies · 1,333+ views
    20 June 2008
    Scott McClellan testifies this morning before the House Judiciary Committee beginning at 9:30 (eastern). It will be covered live on C-Span and the three cable networks.
  • McClellan's Lawyer Defended Lynne Stewart

    06/09/2008 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 10 replies · 143+ views
    Agrees To Testify Against Cheney About PlameSo much for Scott McClellan's claims to move beyond the partisanship of Washington. The former White House Press Secretary has agreed to tesify about the disclosure of Valerie Plame's identity before Democratic Rep. John Conyers' House Judiciary Committee. Sadly, it now appears that Scott is less of "useful idiot" than a closet liberal. The Associated Press identifies McClellan's legal team as Michael and Jane Tigar. Michal Tigar represented terrorist sympathizer lawyer Lynne Stewart, who served prison time after being convicted of assisting her client Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman, also known as "The Blind Sheikh." Rahman...
  • Scott McClellan: Not Saul, Not Paul

    06/05/2008 7:28:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 76+ views
    Commentary ^ | Peter Wehner
    Scott McClellan: Not Saul, Not Paul Peter Wehner Web Exclusive By now Scott McClellan's credibility has been damaged. He has shown an inability to handle questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper, NBC's Tim Russert, and others. Watching Scott trying to defend himself and his new book, What Happened, was at times a painful experience. His I-was-Saul-but-now-I'm-Paul meme isn't convincing, and so once again he is left reaching for talking points in an effort to keep himself afloat.McClellan, never a memorable figure, will soon be forgotten. But before the door shuts completely on him, I want to examine some claims he...
  • 'McClellan Should Have Quit if Policy Upset Him'

    06/04/2008 8:20:52 AM PDT · by cassy.kane · 58+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/4/08 | John Gizzi
    Oil is going to reach $150 USD per barrel by winter. Gasoline will hit $6 USD per gallon in the USA. What are we going to do then?
  • Scott McClellan’s Glaring Omission

    06/03/2008 6:00:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 17 replies · 165+ views
    The Old Media feeding frenzy surrounding former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s “tell all” book continued unabated this week across television, radio, print and the Internet. However, something is noticeably absent from the volume that sparked a jubilant liberal orgy: Jeff Gannon. Howard Kurtz noted the omission in his Washington Post column Monday pointing out McClellan’s first cable talk show appearance was an interview with MSNBC’s Bush-hating Keith Olbermann: Olbermann hailed the book, "What Happened," as "a primary document of American history" that contained "poetry." Talk about role reversal: It was Olbermann who said in 2005 that "whenever I...
  • Did Scott McClellan Miss the Surge?

    06/03/2008 4:30:36 AM PDT · by The Hound Passer · 7 replies · 74+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 3, 08 | William McGurn
    In the media week that has been Scott McClellan, my former colleague has had his motives questioned, his character impugned, and his own book dismissed as something he could not possibly have written himself. Yet in the midst of the storm, the press has largely skipped over what is at once Scott's central claim, and his silliest argument: that the president's big mistake was to embrace the "permanent campaign" and that this led to a strategy that meant "never reflecting, never reconsidering, never compromising. Especially not where Iraq was concerned." The decisions on Iraq that followed Scott's departure tell a...
  • Bill O'Reilly interview with Scott McClellan (Yes Scott you are a Judas!)

    06/02/2008 8:28:30 PM PDT · by jrooney · 37 replies · 151+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 06-02-08 | Me
    I just watched the interview, and it is clear Scott McClellan is a Judas. He revels in the left talking points and has a smirk throughout the interview. At the end of the day when the interviews are done and the book no longer sells, Scott will have no friends. The left will not want him and the right will never touch him. Get a dog Scott, he will be your only friend. Or he might not like you either. Can't blame him, dogs are smart. History will frame you as the Judas Benedict Arnold you are.
  • Christopher Hitchens: A Tale of Two Tell-Alls

    06/02/2008 7:43:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 172+ views
    slate.com ^ | June 2, 2008 | Christopher Hitchens
    If you want to read a serious book about the intervention in Iraq, look to Douglas Feith. When Bush's Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill defected from the Cabinet in 2002 and Ron Suskind told O'Neill's story of being surrounded by fools, Michael Kinsley observed that the president deserved all he got from the book. Anyone dumb enough to hire a fool like O'Neill in the first place ought to have known what to expect. So it goes with the ludicrous figure of Scott McClellan. I used to watch this mooncalf blunder his way through press conferences and think, Exactly where do...
  • What Happend To Scott McClellan?

    06/02/2008 10:19:33 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 15 replies · 163+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/02/2008 | R Hargraves
    Former Press Secretary Scott McClellan's new book, What Happened, is sinking about as fast as it was able to rear is ugly head in the first place. Largley considered a political hatchet job, it is becoming more and more clear that McClellan is the one who lied in writing the book, and some, including Bob Novak, are wondering if McClellan even wrote many parts of the book at all. As a matter of fact, Novak's column is where we will start. --- On July 14, 2003, one day before McClellan took a press secretary's job for which many colleagues felt...
  • Scott McClellan Originally Wanted to Attack Media, Defend Bush

    06/02/2008 8:07:42 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 47 replies · 178+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Although today his book is being touted by left-wing reporters and pundits, his initial plans for the project show former White House press secretary Scott McClellan intended to take a much different approach, one that was more sympathetic to President Bush but also quite hard on the "liberal elites" of the Washington press corps and their "hostility" toward the administration. Reading through McClellan's original book proposal, obtained by Politico.com, it is clear that before his editor Peter Osnos took the book on a sharp leftward turn, McClellan wanted to turn the tables on foes in the press gallery including far-left...
  • Scotty, We Hardly Knew Ye

    06/02/2008 6:03:33 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 8 replies · 63+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 2, 2008 | Llewellyn King
    In my opinion, Scott McClellan was one of the worst White House press secretaries ever. He was often short with reporters and refused to say anything about anything that was not in his talking points. He did not seem to know what role the White House press corps played in the functioning of the government. When McClellan did not want to answer a question, he would “refer” you to other agencies or to the vice president's office. In fact, McClellan had three standard evasive practices. One was the referral, which he learned from his predecessor Ari Fleischer. The second was...
  • Scott McClellan: The Real Truth from the Out-of-the-Loop Liar

    06/02/2008 5:34:37 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 49+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 2, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    Here’s how you sell a book. It’s easy. First, get a job in the administration of George W. Bush. You have to keep it for awhile – I mean, certainly more than a week or two – so you can claim some degree of credibility. Then get out of Dodge (getting fired for being ineffectual is not a problem), turn around and write a book that parrots everything Bush’s critics say about him. Welcome to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. It’s not even hard. The mainstream media and the Democrats pretty much write the book for...
  • Scott McClellan: PT Barnum Would Have Been Proud–or Jealous

    06/02/2008 3:59:59 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 10 replies · 142+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 2, 2008 | Mondoreb
    "Mr. McClellan announced his resignation at the side of Mr. Bush on the White House lawn, but in sometimes emotional remarks he did not say what he would be doing or who would be succeeding him. It was unclear if Mr. McClellan had acted on his own or had been encouraged to leave after his two years and nine months as Mr. Bush's chief spokesman." --New York Times, on Scott McClellan's resignation, April 19, 2006 Former White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan, counts the number of former colleagues' backs he's climbed on to promote his book.Much as we tried to...
  • When Calling for Prosecution of President, How About Particulars, Frank?

    06/01/2008 4:13:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 54+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you're going to accuse a president of lying and committing crimes, it might be nice to provide some particulars. But Frank Rich sees no need for any such niceties in his New York Times column of today. The column's putative topic is the McClellan book, but the real subject is Rich's abject Bush hatred. After referring to Pres. Bush as "the loathed lame duck," Rich writes: Americans don’t like being lied to by their leaders, especially if there are casualties involved and especially if there’s no accountability. We view it as a crime story, and we won’t be satisfied...
  • The New Copperheads

    05/31/2008 10:34:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 159+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 01, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    During the Civil War, when the issues of right and wrong were clear, one of President Lincoln’s appointees, General George McClelland, betrayed him.  The anti-war Democrats to whom McClelland pandered were called “Copperheads.”  They rallied around McClelland to defeat the president politically, when they could not defeat the armies of America militarily.  McClelland had a pretty high opinion of himself.  He knew what Lincoln did not:  That the war come not be won, that giving up and bringing the troops home was the only sensible answer, and that the president was not much of a leader. Democrats overwhelmingly supported this...
  • MoveOn Says McClellan Should Not Profit

    05/31/2008 5:06:02 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 18 replies · 200+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 05/31/08 | Jon Ward
    "But McClellan shouldn't profit off the role he played in our nation's largest foreign policy blunder,” the release reads. "After spending years defending the Bush administration and perpetuating the lies that led our country into war, Scott McClellan is poised to make bank — his tell-all book is a bestseller and he may make hundreds of thousands or millions,” MoveOn says. "Meanwhile, our troops are still dying in Iraq.” ...
  • Soros Publisher 'Shaped' McClellan's Hit Job: Other publishers don't recognize it as the same book

    05/31/2008 7:32:57 AM PDT · by LBSTx · 57 replies · 104+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/31/08 | Wm Tate
    An examination of published reports reveals that Scott McClellan's kiss-and-smell betrayal of George W. Bush is a far cry from the book McClellan started out to write and was shaped into an offensive tome by a publisher with close ties to George Soros. To understand how McClellan's literary knife-in-the-back evolved, one has to know something about the book industry.
  • McClellen's Revenge ()

    05/31/2008 3:27:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 33 replies · 197+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/31/08 | Robert D. Novak
    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...
  • PRUDEN: Betraying friends on the cheap

    05/30/2008 8:01:17 AM PDT · by CWWren · 43 replies · 134+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2008 | Wesley Pruden
    Nothing destroys a man like his betrayal of friends. The mortal wound is self-inflicted and he dies from the inside out, inviting neither compassion nor commiseration, only contempt, disdain and ultimately scorn. This is the hard lesson Scott McClellan is buying with his 30 pieces of silver. George W. Bush, flawed and maker of mistakes, finishes his presidency almost as unpopular as Harry S. Truman finished his, and who knows whether history will revise his presidential reputation.
  • (Judas)McClellan: 'I'd be glad' to testify about Bush White House(Barf Alert)

    05/30/2008 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 229+ views
    Communist News Network ^ | May 30, 2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said Friday he would be willing to comply with a rumored congressional subpoena to discuss the administration’s handling of pre-war intelligence, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer he’d be “glad to share my views” if asked to testify. Facing a firestorm over his book, McClellan also confirmed reports that he had apologized to Richard Clarke for questioning his honesty after the former counterterrorism official published his own book critical of the White House. “That was part of our talking points at the time. I didn’t even read the book,” McClellan admitted Friday....
  • Fleischer: McClellan Sounds Far-Left

    05/30/2008 6:20:38 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 41 replies · 332+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/29/2008
    You called Scott McClellan last night. What did you ask him? ARI FLEISCHER, FORMER W.H. PRESS SECRETARY: Well, I did. Actually it was before the story broke about the book. So, it was a social call and Scott brought up the book. We talked about it and he told me he thought it was going to be an honest, brutal, I mean honest, blunt book — he didn't say brutal. And I'm not sure I thought it was going to be as bad as it sounds like it is. HEMMER: What do you mean? FLEISCHER: From what I'm hearing from...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5-30-08

    05/30/2008 5:02:57 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 39 replies · 599+ views
    First Lady Laura Bush traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana today and spoke at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (Transcript) Museums and libraries preserve the heritage that makes us who we are. And by keeping us in dialogue with our past -- which books and works of art do -- artwork and artifacts can help us make a better future. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates attended the Shangri-La Dialogue Security Conference today in Singapore. There were no public events for President Bush today. Tomorrow he will travel to Greenville, South Carolina to deliver the commencement address at Furman University. Press...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • But Is It True?

    05/30/2008 1:05:57 PM PDT · by jrooney · 26 replies · 54+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 30, 2008 | Peggy Noonan
    Leave him alone. He wrote a book. It is true or untrue, accurately reported or not. If not, this will no doubt be revealed. It is honestly meant and presented, or not. Look to the assertions, argue them, weigh and ponder. That's my first thought. When I finished the book I came out not admiring Mr. McClellan or liking him but, in terms of the larger arguments, believing him.
  • Rush Limbaugh on McClellan (VIDEO)

    05/30/2008 11:48:58 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 16 replies · 114+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | May 29, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh dissects Scott McClellan's interview with Meredith Viera...
  • Bob Dole Calls Scott McClellan a 'Miserable Creature'

    05/30/2008 10:43:58 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 40 replies · 210+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | May 30, 2008 | Bob Dole
    Bob Dole says Bob Dole is mad at Scott McClellan. The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential candidate sent a nasty e-mail to McClellan calling him a "miserable creature" for his latest book blasting the Bush administration, FOX News has learned. In the e-mail, Dole basically describes the former White House press secretary as a traitor looking to cash in on the "liberal" media's distaste for President Bush. "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," the five-term...
  • Scott McClellan Apologizes for Bashing Richard Clarke

    05/30/2008 10:56:33 AM PDT · by Dahoser · 31 replies · 89+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 30, 2008 | Brian Ross
    What goes around, comes around. In an encounter last night in the lobby of a New York hotel, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan apologized for denouncing a former White House colleague, Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism adviser, after Clarke wrote a book highly critical of the Bush administration in 2004.
  • The Spokesman Decides to Speak (Review of McClellan's Book)

    05/30/2008 9:57:37 AM PDT · by big black dog · 8 replies · 95+ views
    WSJ ^ | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    ...Grievances against former White House colleagues animate much of "What Happened." Mr. McClellan's broader theme, about dysfunctional politics, fades away. He shows no interest in examining, say, the partisan underpinnings of Joe Wilson's public criticism of the Bush administration. And the former White House press secretary offers little meditation on whether the administration had a duty to expose Mr. Wilson's political motives – and, if not, what the White House might have done instead. Astonishingly, for someone who proclaims himself appalled by spin and the manipulation of information, Mr. McClellan offers his one bombshell – the suggestion that Mr. Rove...
  • Bob Dole unloads on McClellan

    05/30/2008 9:14:07 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 143 replies · 272+ views
    The Politico ^ | May 30, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    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...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-30-08 (Wexler Screeches For Impeachment Based On McClellan Book)

    05/30/2008 7:06:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 227+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 30, 2008 | Robert Wexler, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    There is only a little over a half a year left in Bush's presidency yet that hasn't kept Congressman Robert Wexler from continuing to screech for his impeachment. This time Wexler thinks he has found the key for the impeachment. It comes in the form of Scott McClellan's book, "What Happened?" which is short on actual facts but does include a passage where Scotty spotted Karl Rove and Scooter Libby walk into a private room together. CHIMPEACHMENT NOW!!! Of course, if McClellan eventually does testify before congress there will be nothing solid to be found which is why Rush...
  • A prophet is not without honor save in his own country

    05/30/2008 6:59:01 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 55+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 5/30/08 | Purple Mountains
    One thing is certain about Scott McClellan’s book: he wouldn’t have sold many copies if it had been about how well President Bush had served his country. Friends and admirers of the President don’t need to read a book like that; only future students of history do. Friends and admirers well realize that, at enormous cost to himself in the nanny-state in which we now live, President Bush has kept us safe against all odds, he steered us through a recovery from the Clinton recession and then through the incredible collapse of the economy after 9/11, and all the while...
  • Revenge of the Nerd

    05/30/2008 3:53:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 92+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Sometimes the answers to our most perplexing questions can be found on the playground. Take Scott McClellan. Is he dishonest? Dishonorable? Disloyal? Is he telling the truth that the Bush administration conducted an organized propaganda campaign in order to lead the country to war? Did McClellan know it all along and, if so, why did he hang so long with those guys? Curious Americans want to know. At the White House, former colleagues wonder what happened to the Scott they thought they knew? What caused that sweet guy to betray his former boss and friends with a tell-all memoir --...
  • Olbermann Pushes End to Partisanship—Then Proposes Impeachment

    05/29/2008 8:30:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the people to call for a "truce" on excessive partisanship . . . Interviewing Scott McClellan tonight, Keith Olbermann sanctimoniously suggested that a "truce" on partisanship "would be nice." But speaking with John Dean just minutes later, the Countdown host—he who has repeatedly called President Bush a liar and a fascist—reverted to form and regretted that it might be too late to impeach him. SCOTT MCCLELLAN: [The 1988] election was very much a turning-point election. I think that George Bush, George Bush 41, George Herbert Walker Bush, is a decent individual, and a man who really believes in...
  • Caption Scott McClellan

    05/29/2008 7:27:23 PM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 81 replies · 152+ views
  • McClellan Book Reminds Matthews of 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'

    05/29/2008 3:44:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 98+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "I'm not fit to be a Senator. I'm not fit to live. Expel me! Expel me! Not him. Every word that boy said is the truth! Every word about Taylor and me and graft and the rotten political corruption of our state. Every word of it is true. I'm not fit for office! I'm not fit for any place of honor or trust. Expel me!"—Claude Rains as the corrupt Sen. Joseph Paine in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" Chris Matthews has broken out a Jimmy Stewart/Mr. Smith Goes to Washington analogy to praise Scott McClellan's book and assess its impact....
  • Now Casting: Scott McClellan, THE MOVIE

    05/29/2008 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 36 replies · 200+ views
    May 29, 2008 | Cinnamon Girl
    STARRING: Jack Black as the dimwitted, confused and chunky Scott McClellan. SCOTT: "I'm not trying to sell a book. I'm trying to tell the truth this time. Pretty much. Just like I always have. Before I had to lie. This time it's all true, though."Bruce Willis as the unflappable and devastatingly adept White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. ARI: "Arafat is the MLK of the palestinian peace movement? Don't make me come down there, Helen. I'd kill you with my bare hands, but I don't want to disrespect the elderly."Kurt Russell as the honorable, dedicated, deeply loyal President George W....
  • McClellan's Book Rocks the Beltway: Problem Is, Who's McClellan and Who Cares?

    05/29/2008 10:35:35 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 12 replies · 46+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | May 29, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    RFFM.org Commentary Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan recently wrote a book which is highly critical of the George Bush administration. The only reason I know who Scott McClellan is stems from the fact I am insane. I spend too much time watching and analyzing politics. And, if you don't know who McClellan is, I would suggest you use this fact on a resume to prove you care about the people in the world who matter. However, if you had a chance to watch and read comments from the dominant media concerning McClellan and the revelations in his literary...
  • McClellan: White House leaks left me 'disillusioned' (The White House is allowed to declassify)

    05/29/2008 8:52:57 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 82+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/29/2008 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The incidents that first left then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan "dismayed and disillusioned" about Washington involved the surreptitious release of classified information, McClellan said Thursday. The first of the "defining moments," McClellan told NBC's "Today" show, was when CIA operative Valerie Plame's name was leaked to the media. The second, he said, was when he learned that President Bush had secretly declassified a report on Iraq so Vice President Dick Cheney and Cheney aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby could disclose it to reporters. "We had been out there talking about how seriously the president took the...
  • McClellan's Publisher a Liberal: Advances Soros & Slams Limbaugh

    05/29/2008 9:44:56 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 31 replies · 112+ views
    Peter Osnos, who wrote Wednesday that he “worked very closely” with Scott McClellan on McClellan's new book published by PublicAffairs which Osnos founded, is a liberal whose publishing house is affiliated with the far-left The Nation magazine and the publisher of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. PublicAffairs has a roster of authors who are nearly all liberals and/or liberal-leaning mainstream media figures, including six books by far-left bank-roller George Soros. On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, Ari Fleischer related that “Scott told me that his editor did 'tweak,' in Scott's word, a lot of the writing, especially in...
  • I Knew It All Along [Scott McClellan]

    05/29/2008 9:38:42 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 34 replies · 190+ views
    NYT ^ | May 29th, 2008 | Editorial
    There are several kinds of Washington memoirs: “I Reveal the Honest Truth,” a kiss-up-and-tell designed to settle scores (nod to honesty optional). “I Was There at the Start,” designed to make the author appear to be the linchpin of history. And, most tedious: “I Knew It Was a Terrible Mistake, but I Didn’t Mention It Until I Got a Book Contract.” Scott McClellan’s memoir is the latest entry in the latter genre. Among his far-too-late admissions, President Bush’s former spokesman reveals that he knew the war in Iraq was “a serious strategic blunder,” but the White House decided the best...
  • Publisher:McClellan doesn't believe Bush lied-(The FACTS Finally Come Out)

    11/21/2007 2:23:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies · 392+ views
    MSNBC News Services ^ | 11-21-07 | MSNBC
    Spokesman 'did not intend to suggest' the president purposely misled him WASHINGTON - Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan does not believe President Bush lied to him about the role of White House aides I. Lewis Scooter Libby or Karl Rove in the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity, according to McClellan's publisher. Peter Osnos, the founder and editor-in-chief of Public Affairs Books, which is publishing McClellan's book in April, tells NBC from his Connecticut home that McCLellan, "Did not intend to suggest Bush lied to him." Osnos says when McClellan went before the White House press corps in...
  • Vieira Punts on Possible McClellan-Soros Connection

    05/29/2008 6:10:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies · 237+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was George Soros behind the publication of Scott McClellan's book? Meredith Vieira had the perfect opportunity this morning to find out—but chose to punt. The Today co-anchor certainly had the time: her much-touted exclusive interview with the author of What Happened ranged over the show's first two half-hours. But even when McClellan himself put the issue on the table by citing his publisher by name and alluding to its philosophy, Vieira failed to pursue a line of questioning that could have put matters in an explosive new light. As MRC's Brent Baker has detailed, McClellan's publisher, PublicAffairs: is part of...
  • It's all about George W. Bush. Really

    05/29/2008 5:53:04 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 52 replies · 102+ views
    Tribune Review ^ | Salena Zito
    It's all about George W. Bush. Really Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Taking advantage of the Scott McClelland sour grapes book tour which is directing even heavier than usual negative George W. Bush vibes, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign sent out an e- mail to supporters titled "You vs. George W. Bush". Keeping with the Obama campaign motto of conjoining Bush with Sen. John McCain, Obama urged supporters to be, well, more supportive and give money to the campaign because George W. Bush helped John McCain raise money. Do you think that Barack Obama is going to spend the next five...