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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scott McClellan- When Rats Write Books


I have to admit, I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to consider Scott McClellan's newly published memoirs in which he reveals that Bush has lied about everything...wow...who knew?

However, others have been quick to form the response I would have had I been paying attention....

The neatest came from The New Republic, in a short piece written by Michael Currie Schaffer, entitled: What Didn't Happen.

In a series of mock headlines, Schaffer postulates the articles that MIGHT have resulted had McClellan been genuinely outraged by events, rather than than the loss of his job, or his desire to outrun the prosecution which (who knows, miracles can happen) might actually start putting the Bushies behind bars where they belong.

For Example:

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2006--White House spokesman Scott McClellan abruptly resigned yesterday, accusing senior administration officials of misleading him about the CIA leak investigation.


Or:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2004--With President Bush locked in a close race with Democratic challenger John Kerry, his spokesman suddenly quit yesterday.

Scott McClellan, whose ties to the president go back to their days in Texas, told reporters that Bush's inability to acknowledge mistakes in the handling of the Iraq war demonstrated major deficiencies in the president's ability to be a successful leader.


In the end, of course, none of this happened and now that he's been forced out by his own, he is trying for a hero's welcome from the people he helped abuse, cheat and mislead...

One comment on the New Republic Story suggested that at least McClellan get some credit for coming clean, to which another replied: "I'd give him a lot more credit if he turned over the profits to maimed Iraqi war veterans"

That about sums it up.

1 comment:

Earthnut said...

I would have to agree with you. His motivation now seems to be only money... or else who knows. And now back to my patient wait for Hillary to concede.