How are we in Liberal Land reacting to Scott McClellan? I wrote in a comment this morning that I thought we lefties would mostly be forgiving. “I think we appreciate that heâ€™s going through a process of waking up to reality. As long as we see him struggling to be honest, I think most of us will wish him well,” I said.
Maybe I spoke too soon. I see that Buzzflash is calling Scotty the “hypocrite of the week.”
This probably is the Buddhist in me talking, but we all stumble through life in a fog of self-delusion. Some of us are foggier than others, of course. My impression is that Scotty allowed himself to be a useful tool of the Bush Administration because he honestly believed the Bushies were the good guys. It wasn’t until he was shoved out of the White House bubble that some of the fog began to clear and he saw what had happened in a different light.
So, my feelings are those of a missionary toward a sinner who wants to come to Jesus, and I’m ready to forgive his sins. But that’s me.
Here’s a true clip & save: McClatchy Newspaper — “Memo to Scott McClellan: Here’s what happened.”