Scott McClellan's new book called "What's Happening," is making heads of former and current BushCo. loyalists explode. I always enjoy that. Fran Townsend was on CNN this morning killing Scotty. Dan Bartlett joined Wolfie. Karl Rove was on H&C and says he's irresponsible in his behavior and compliments Scotty by saying he sounds like a left wing blogger. Thanks Karl, that's quite a compliment. You see, truth and honesty are now associated to left wing blogs and lying, distorting and Stepford like behavior is now what Conservative Republicans represent. He certainly is touchy about the Valerie Plame affair. He clams up about it because there's a civil lawsuit. OK, then why are you on our airwaves? He denies leaking the name of Valerie Plame too...
[media id=5394] [media id=5395] (h/t Heather) At the end of the clip he says this...
Hannity: Why didn't he leave earlier?
Rove: Two things. First of all this doesn't sound like Scott, it really doesn't, not the Scott McClellan I known for a long time. Second of all, it sounds like somebody else, it sounds like a left wing blogger.
Karl Rove denies every charge leveled by Scott, including the famous photo of Bush looking at NOLA from his plane.
The administration is coming out full force on Scotty. On the Situation Room, Bartlett said this via CNN:
BLITZER: He writes this in the book about the president: "He and his advisers confused the propaganda campaign with the high level of candor and honesty so fundamentally needed to build and then sustain public support during a time of war." Now he doesn't flatly say the president was lying to the American people, but that is the upshot.
BARTLETT: Well, I think this is the part that gives me the biggest concern about this book, because to give credibility to such an outrageous accusation that mostly was coming from the left wing of the Democratic Party is really disappointing.
And Billw wonders if Bush still stands by his man:
BUSH: It's going to be hard to replace Scott. But nevertheless, he's made the decision, and I accept it.
One of these days, he and I are going to be rocking in chairs in Texas talking about the good old days of his time as the press secretary. And I can assure you, I will feel the same way then that I feel now, that I can say to Scott, "Job well done."
MCCLELLAN: Thank you, sir.
BUSH: You bet. Appreciate you.
The Liberal Media Myth....Hahaha...