Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dear Scott McClellan:

Thanks ever so for finally deciding to tell the truth. Granted it’s five years, 4,084 confirmed American dead and untold tens of thousands of dead Iraqi civilians too fucking late but really — who’s counting?

Me, that’s who ... you corpulent hypocrite.

Because revelations like this would’ve been soooooooo much more interesting if you’d made them before the war.

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive "political propaganda campaign" instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, it has been reported.

The Bush White House made "a decision to turn away from candor and honesty when those qualities were most needed" — a time when the nation was on the brink of war, McClellan writes in the book entitled "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception."

The way Bush managed the Iraq issue "almost guaranteed that the use of force would become the only feasible option," the book contends, according to accounts Wednesday in The New York Times and Washington Post.

Yours in perpetual disgust,

P.S. Here’s hoping that you really, really, REALLY can’t sleep at night for your part in selling the Iraq war.

P.P.S. Red and Chet have already taken turns putting the boots to Scotty. Go. Read. Yes, now.


CC said...

Hey, wouldn't it be hilarious to go back through the last several years worth of Blogging Tories to catalogue the gullible wanks who staunchly defended Bush's integrity and verity, and took great umbrage to any suggestion that he might have, well, lied?

OK, maybe "hilarious" wasn't the phrase I was looking for. Maybe "dry heave-inducing" is a more accurate term

Frank Frink said...

Cue (expected, predictable) backlash.

But Dana Perino, the current White House press secretary, had harsh words for Mr. McClellan, calling him “sad” and suggesting that he mischaracterized his years in the West Wing to sell books.

“Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House,” she said. “For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew.”

and for the $64,000 grand prize:
But Karl Rove, a principal target of many of Mr. McClellan’s charges and the former deputy chief of staff for President Bush, reacted immediately on Tuesday night. Speaking on Fox News, where he is now a commentator, Mr. Rove said Mr. McClellan was not even present at many of the meetings he describes and suggested that he was not writing truthfully.

“First of all, this doesn’t sound like Scott. It really doesn’t,” he said. “Not the Scott McClellan I’ve known for a long time. Second of all, it sounds like somebody else. It sounds like a left-wing blogger.

Karma's a bitch.

Red Tory said...

"Left-wing blogger" — Doesn't get more insulting than that, eh?

Frank Frink said...

Shorter Dana Perino: "He seemed like such a nice young man".

RT, what else are you going to say on Faux News?

Shorter Rove: "Scotty was kidnapped by aliens and they returned a pod!!!"

kootcoot said...

How many ways can I tell you lulu, that I am with you 1000000000000% on this one. But then I fantasize about your boots

LuLu said...

My boots which are no longer mine?