Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: From the You Could See That Coming Dept.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

From the You Could See That Coming Dept.

Not that I expected it would, but it didn't take long to get an answer to last night's question: Yes.

Former Bush press flack Scott McClellan made his choice to burn his bridges with the Bush administration, and the Bush administration has seemed to have no problem today burning any bridges they might still have with McClellan. The current press flack Dana Perino, issued a statement this morning:

Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House. For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled. It is sad -- this is not the Scott we knew.

That sort of set a trend. Nobody could recognize the "new" Scott McClellan. Bush was "puzzled," not recognizing his former aide. Karl Rove, on Hannity & Colmes, had two things to say about it:

/First of all, this doesn't sound like Scott. It really doesn't. Not the Scott McClellan I've known for a long time. Second of all, it sounds like somebody else.

Who knows. Maybe all will be forgiven if it turns out this isn't even McClellan after all. It could just all be a case of mistaken identity.


At 9:02 AM, May 29, 2008, Blogger Jason said...

Which administration toadie said the following about Scott McClellan:

"Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And I think you have to look at some of the facts. One, he is bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He has written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote that book."

Give up? It's a trick question! Scott McClellan himself said it back in 2004 about White House counter-terrorism czar turned author Richard Clarke!

OK, how about this one:

"It appears to be more about trying to justify personal views and opinions than it does about looking at the results that we are achieving on behalf of the American people."

Another trick question! This was McClellan again, this time talking about former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's book.

At 12:36 PM, May 29, 2008, Anonymous Doug said...

That's what makes Scott McClellan such a great media creature: He comes with his own attack quotes! Of course, all this does nothing but shore up the "evil twin" theory.

At 12:49 PM, May 29, 2008, Blogger Stevie T said...

This could be the ghostliest writer ever.


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