James Moore slaps down Newsweek's Richard Wolffe's attempts to portray Dan Bartlett as a voice of reason for George W. Bush. Wolffe: "he was the "son" Bush never had." Give me a break, please. Beltway hero worship, much? Bartlett latched onto Bush for his entire career and as we know with Dubya, loyalty is the trump card.
James Moore, co-author of Bush's Brain, said that Bartlett's role was scrubbing and protecting Bush.
Moore: I take exception to the notion that he's leaving because now is the time. I don't believe history has recorded the incidents of rats swimming towards sinking ships.
Ouch! Glenn Greenwald highlights the wanking of Mike Allen on Dan and his piece titled: "Bush's 'truth-teller' leaving president's side"
Even someone hired to serve as Bartlett's publicist would be embarrassed to churn out something this adoring and one-sided. But not Mike Allen, who very well may be the single most obedient, right-wing power-worshipping reporter in Washington, a distinction for which there is a crowded and heated competition...read on