Out of the blue, ex-Presidential Press Secretary Scott Mclelland blurts out the truth in a pre-April leak of his memoirs:
This must have been too trivial or too ambiguous to amount to a news item. What Happened? The current White House press secretary, Dana Perino, said it wasn’t clear what McClellan meant in the excerpt.The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.
There was one problem. It was not true.
I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration "were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the president himself.
Couldn't she have at least paraphrased her boss when McClellan announced his resignation in April 2006? Remember? Bush and Scotty embraced during a tearful appearance on the South Lawn and the president said,
I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity. ... One of these days he and I are going to be rocking on chairs in Texas, talking about the good old days and his time as the press secretary. And I can assure you I will feel the same way then that I feel now, that I can say to Scott, 'Job well done.'Can't find what I'm looking for in the way of National Review, Wall Street Journal and the Weekly Standard. I just checked a couple of blogs:
In a craven attempt to rake in a pile of cash, former Press Secretary Scott McClellan has betrayed his President and his Administration. And in doing so, he has betrayed America. Question: was Scott lying then or is he lying now? I can’t be sure, but it seems what he’s leaking now to the press will potentially make him a lot of money from BDS afflicted moonbats who reflexively grasp at any straw in a futile effort to embarrass our great President. Next he’ll be posting on Daily Kos.And, Flopping Aces:
Whats the trash talk? Well, he writes a tell-all book and wanting to ensure it will sell millions he releases a few sentences that he knew would get the left drooling in anticipation.I eagerly await the electronic and paper MSM pundits from the Conservative side. They should receive their talking points before the day is out. Until then, there's no news about the news.