Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Happened?

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan rips into the Bush Administration in a book that is to be released next week.

Here are some of the things McClellan says in the book...

  • McClellan charges that Bush relied on "propaganda" to sell the war.
  • He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.
  • He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be "badly misguided."
  • The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them.
I guess McClellan coming clean now is better late than never.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Ari Fleischer also made some statements that were less then glowing about his treatment by the Bush administration following his resignation. The unfortunant fact is that the administration intentionally either misinforms or "underinforms" the press secretary before sending them to the lions. I suppose this could be seen as a good thing since the press secretary, therefore, has "plausible deniability". I mean you can't lie about what you don't know about. Of course such tactics erode any credibility the press secretary might have and creates bad blood on all sides. But since when has the Bush administration cared about either of those.