Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Now They'll Tell Us

For those of us who've been paying attention this is no surprise, but another one of shrub's pet sycophants has decided to tell the truth about the lies. Scott McClellan:

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor and competence.

Among the most explosive revelations in the 341-page book, titled “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” (Public Affairs, price deleted):

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

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• 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 all the facts.

• McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and I. 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.


I have no respect for people like this. He knew he was lying to us. Quite a few of shrub's liars have written their "apologia" after leaving the maladministration. If they had of possessed any honor they would have told the truth at the time, or at least refused to lie. Historians may enjoy uncovering all the deceptions as they perform the political autopsy of shrub. But we're living with it.
We deserve better.


Anonymous said...

Since I don't support the death penalty I guess I'll have to settle for wishing for life in prison. Hard labor. And not one ounce of influence or respect again. Oh, and utter impoverishment.

Let them pay for their crimes.

pygalgia said...

Good to have you visit! While I can think of many ways that these people should be punished, I'm more interested in preventing them from ever influencing the future.

Fran said...

What DCup said!

I have been steaming about this since this news came out. I find it all so loathesome.

Justin said...

sounds to me like Scott Mclellan is trying to stay out of jail. I think we may have serious trials for the Bush admin after 2008.