Wednesday, May 28, 2008


posted by The Vidiot @ 1:44 PM Permalink

I know my posting on McClellan's latest blathering was nothing more than, well, my own blather. I have read other blog posts that say it better. First, Toast has a tempered look at it, but I think he's way too easy on McClellan:
Excerpt: The recent buzz that's erupted around pre-release excerpts from Scott McClellan's harsh new insider's take on the Bush White House has engendered in me some decidedly mixed feelings. On the one hand, anything that further trashes the reputations of Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby et. al. has to be considered a net positive to our discourse. Yes, most of the "revelations" are not doubt old news to lefty political junkies -- "Bush used 'propaganda' to push war! Film at 11:00 PM!" -- but there are millions of Americans out there to whom the full extent of these miscreants' malign machinations actually remains "news". And, good politics aside, I just can't help but take pleasure in the fact that McClellan is kicking his ex-colleagues when they're way, way down. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.
There's a bit more, so read the rest.

But Micheal Rivero over at was the only one who showed the right amount of disdain and anger:
Second, I do not congratulate McClellan on his book. I will not buy it, read it, or promote it. The book is an admission that Scott McClellen KNEW HE WAS LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHEN HE STOOD AT THAT PODIUM IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS ROOM. The blood of our dead young men and women stains his hands and every page of that book. And having earned his keep as a paid liar for the government, now McClellan shamelessly tries to reap a few more bucks with a "how we put the screws to the country" manual.
Visit his site for a bunch of articles that will basically underscore the fact that McClellan's book is a sham and useless and doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know.

Bottom line, this story is really important for one reason and one reason only. This:

Why aren't the people who supposedly run this country in jail? What's wrong with us?

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