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Scott McClellans Tell-All Book About Bush
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.
Buy Scott McClellan's Book
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.