Scotty Squeals

I just have time for a quick note — I have been out this evening and just learned that Scott McClellan is dishing on his old White House homeboys in a new book, to be published in the spring. Mike Allen and Michael Calderone write for The Politico:

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan names names in a caustic passage from a forthcoming memoir that accuses President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney of being “involved” in his giving the press false information about the CIA leak case.

McClellan’s publisher released three paragraphs from the book “WHAT HAPPENED: Inside the Bush White House and What’s Wrong With Washington.”

The excerpts give no details about the alleged involvement of the president or vice president.

But McClellan lists five top officials as having allowed him inadvertently to mislead the public.

“I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the seniormost aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby,” McClellan wrote.

“There was one problem. It was not true.”

McClellan then absolves himself and makes an inflammatory — and potentially lucrative for his publisher — charge.

“I had unknowingly passed along false information,” McClellan wrote.

“And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president’s chief of staff and the president himself.”

McClellan says he was in that position because he trusted the president: “The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his
behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

I’ve wondered if McClellan’s resignation as White House Press Secretary in April 2006 had anything to do wit the Plame-Wilson mess. Perhaps.

3 thoughts on “Scotty Squeals

  1. “I wonder if McClellan’s resignation as White House Press Secretary……”
    Plame-Wilson mess?
    That and more.
    Bush is a “make-up artist”, as in “just make up shit” to justify the end.Well, the end is in sight and they can’t make up any more stories unless they pull a Musharraf…………

  2. According to John Dean on Olbermann last night, it is possible that is the only “tell all” paragraph in the book. He said he called the publisher to see what else was in the book; but, the publisher was a bit vague. Thus, Dean speculated that that may be the only “news” in the book and that is why they are using it to get readers interested in buying it. However, Dean did say it was enough to keep the investigation open. It is truly amazing that these guys are actually scum under the scum. They are disgusting excuses for human beings.

  3. Scotty is a whore..and his disclosure is just a come-on to peddle his wares. He’s a little too late in getting religion. Before I thought he was just a guy who was a professional liar— and I kinda felt sorry for he found lying distasteful. But now I know he’s a bona fide scumbag.

    Nobody wants to hear what that asshole has to say now.. and he should do as well as Jenna Bush or Michelle Malkin with his book sales.

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