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Scott McClellans Tell-All Book About Bush

Updated on May 28, 2008

What's this book about?

McClellan's publisher is selling What Happened as a load of alleged dirty laundry Ol' Scott has on Bush. Things W did to obstruct justice, things he did to convince us that Iraq was a necessary war, things he did to do whatever else he did. 300+ pages of rankling feathers and telling the world what he had to go through during those press conferences where he stood in front of the world and lied his arse off.

Um, what's it REALLY about?

What, you don't buy the whole "But the President made me do it!" crap that Scott will probably make millions from? No? Ok, then I guess it's just him rubbing salt in the wound. And a big wound it is, y'all. Or, maybe it's his retirement plan. I mean, think about it. Who is going to want to hire these Bush people once they leave the White House? I doubt even the mafia would touch such unscrupulous persons. So, maybe Scott's a genius who knows he's going to need to make his money right now.

Who is this guy, anyway?

Most of you probably know that Scott McClellan was George Bush's Press Secretary from 2003-2006. You may also know that he's been with Bush since W was campaigning for Pres the first time. Back then, McClellan was something called the traveling press secretary. (I'm sure that's totally unrelated to a traveling wilbury, but you never know.)

What's his background?

Scotty Boy comes from a fairly high profile and very respected family. His mother was Texas State Comptroller when I lived there, and the woman made history as Austin's first female mayor. Not to mention, the first person to hold 3 consecutive terms. So ok, you get the idea. Mommy's a big deal in Texas politics.

Well, that ain't all. His father is also rather well-known. A lawyer who ended up giving up his law license, Scott's daddy went on to write a bestselling tell-all book called Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK. You can probably guess what it's about.

Why he should be ashamed.

As you can see, Scotty isn't some kid who accidentally found himself spinning yarn for the President. He isn't someone who didn't know better. He isn't some green tomato who just did what people told him cos he had no concept of right and wrong. He's a man who comes from a political family and therefore knew what to expect.

I do not feel sorry for him and the pressures he endured as a Bush employee -- if he really felt so strongly about lying, he could have told the truth, or resigned sooner. (We invaded Iraq in 2003 -- he didn't resign until 2006!) And I surely don't feel sorry for anyone who has the balls to profit financially from their own shoddy behavior.

Shame on you, Mr. McClellan. You ought to donate your proceeds to the Iraqis and all the soldiers who are still paying for the lies you helped to propagate.

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    • sschilke profile image

      sschilke 

      10 years ago

      Isabella Snow,

      I see that your hawking Mr. McClellan's book on this hub.  McClellan cashes in on Bush's lies and you cash in on McClellan's duplicity.  Spectacular.  Hyprocrisy at its finest.

      Sschilke

    • Isabella Snow profile imageAUTHOR

      Isabella Snow 

      10 years ago

      Cgull - That's my opinion, too!

      Woody - Well, I'm sure it's worth reading. I'll probably do so myself. I just think it's shite that he'll profit from telling us about how he lied to us.

      Fret - Stepanopoulus was a pretty good guy, I think. I'm aware that some in the Clinton admin were wankers. And I know Clinton did some crap things to foreign countries. But I don't think anyone in their right mind can say the Bush admin didnt screw Americans or foreign countries more than Clinton's.

      Storytellersrus - I kind of dont think a phone jamming scheme compares to what McClellans done, or how long he did it for. I'm no Democrat -- Ive been a Libertarian for 10 years or more so don't think I'm playing favorites.

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      Fretbuzz 

      10 years ago

      Well said, storytellersrus.

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      Barbara 

      10 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I would like to add that, when I say we support politics with our sons and daughters I do not mean only in our war decisions. I also mean that our political decisions affect them economically, as in the deficit, affects their liberties as in the Bill of Rights, affects their quality of life as in the environment, affects their national security as in our diplomacy etc. Future generations pay the cost of our current political choices.

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      Barbara 

      10 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Happened to hear an interview with Allen Raymond, the former Republican who helped with the Democratic phone jamming scheme in New Hampshire on Election Day, 2002. He served time in jail and wrote a book called "How to Rig an Election," in the hope that his testimony will shed light on "the worst practices by bad actors" in politics and prevent future attempts to taint elections.

      When asked about Mcclellan's get rich by writing a book scheme, he laughed. If he wanted to get rich, Raymond said, Mcclellan would have kept his mouth shut and remained where he was. There's much more money to be made in Washington than in publishing, Raymond added, then acknowledged, I know this from personal experience.

      People like JK Rowling get rich publishing books for children, but- cynically, I suppose- politics is the get rich business we Americans support with our sons and daughters.

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      Fretbuzz 

      10 years ago

      Pffft. If the Clinton Mafia can get hired after the Whitehouse anyone can. Let this clown make money any way he can -he'll get his one day. I'm not one of those that support W at all costs, but we weren't that many votes away from being far worse off. I'm still hoping against hope that Newt will enter as an independent. :)

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      Woody Marx 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've been hearing about this book on Fox News lately. Thanks for giving us the 'straight-up' on it!

    • cgull8m profile image

      cgull8m 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree he should have quit, now he just wants to make money. But it could be the truth also, who knows what kind of activities went there. Everybody is making money in White House.

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