Give It Up, Scott

May 29, 2008

In the middle of a presidential election campaign, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has released a tell-all highly critical expose about the administration for which he worked. Normally, that kind of revelation might be expected to be very damaging to the incumbent Party. Recall, for example, how a report just before the 1992 election that linked the first George Bush to the Iran-Contra scandal dealt a fatal blow to his reelection chances. But in this instance, McClellan and not the people he worked for will be the one who gets burned. The Bush43 administration has shown no mercy to those very few former members of the team, who have tried to play the role of whistle blower. Paul O’neill, Joe Wilson, and Colin Powell were all discredited, and so it will be with Scott McClellan.


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