Obviously, Scott McClellan (former White House press secretary) yearns for attention. In his forthcoming book, according to reports, McClellan rips into the Bush Administration for deceiving the American people, and engaging in never-ending campaigning. I only have three things to say about this before I put this topic where it belongs (in the deeply discounted bin at your local Barnes & Noble, along with It Takes a Village and The Audacity of Hope):
- McClellan is trying to portray himself as the victim of the Administration's deception because it's politically expedient to do so. What's really coming through is that McClellan is a spineless jellyfish who wants to play a part in what he perceives as a Democratically-controlled government. Good luck finding a job with Pelosi and her crew.
- Unfortunately, our government and representatives have been engaging in continuous campaigning for more than a decade. Have we all forgotten about the first Clinton term, when the entire 4-year period appeared to be driven by a thought process centered on "so what will get me re-elected in 1996?" (OK, most of us would like to forget about those years, but...) To take a jab at the Bush Administration for this is absurd; for the liberal press to jump all over it, especially given their roles in the evolution of 24 x 7 x 365 campaigning, is comical.
- If President Bush and his staff were this God-awful for the country, why did McClellan follow Bush to Washington, and accept a promotion to Press Secretary? Why would he stay as long as he did, if he truly believed all of this drivel that he's claiming in his Al Franken-esque novel? And why would he slink away from Washington for nearly two years, without saying a word about how "wronged" he was? Oh, wait... to sell books and make more money. I get it now.
-- Submitted by R Wellesley