Scott McClellan Reveals What Some Of Us Already Knew

Politico had access to an early copy of Scott McClellan’s book: “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception”  and revealed quite a bit about The White House’s “politicization” of the Iraq War, among other things. 

Most Left Wing Bloggers and Talk Show Hosts were accused of being “unAmerican and traitors for speaking out against George W. Bush and his policies.  Daily Kos lists some of McClellan’s assertions during his tenure as White House Press Secretary:

—McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

—He says the White House press corps went too easy on the administration.

—He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.”

—The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them – and McClellan was continuing to defend them despite mounting evidence they had not given him the full facts.

—McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff – “had at best misled” him about their role in the disclosure of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.   Daily Kos

I wonder what McClellan knew about fake reporter Jeff Gannon who got daily passes to attend press conferences for TWO YEARS.  Now thats a part of the book I’d like to see.



~ by kstreet67 on May 28, 2008.

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