Friday, May 30, 2008

McClellan: Better late the Never

There is a re-occurring story-line in the Bush administration. It goes something like this: a respected insider leaves the Whitehouse, and then writes a book unveiling the cynicism and deception of our leaders. Instantly, a mob of Whitehouse surrogates take to TVs and radio-waves all across the country, slandering this person whilst accusing him of slander. So it was with Richard Clarke (who Scott McClellan criticized at the time), so it was with Paul O'Neill (who said famously described Bush as a like "a blind man in a room full of deaf people").
With the publishing of McClellan's book, the Whitehouse surrogates have gone through the motions. They repeatedly compare his rhetoric to that of a lefty-blogger (if they think Scott McClellan has harsh things to say about them, they should read this lefty-blog), and say he is a disgruntled employee (if he is, this would be understandable).Karl Rove said
This doesn't sound like Scott. It really doesn't. Not the Scott McClellan I have known for a long time. Second of all--sounds like somebody else, it sounds like a left-wing blogger

Rove seems to think that McClellan has been replaced by some sort of liberal pod-person.
One wonders why they bother, though. The facts McClellan points out are pretty well established. I doubt slandering McClellan will win the administration back its popularity.
(Posted by Ewan)

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