In resposnse to Scotty McClellan's revelations, the vast RWC has brought it's top bulldog out of semi-retirement to attack.
Guess who?

MSNBC’s spittle-spewing Chris Matthews had a new "tingle running down his leg" Wednesday with the release of a "tell-all" book by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan critical of the Bush administration. However, Matthews was only one among legions of Old Media liberals gushing about McClellan’s tome.

In "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," McClellan said that the war in Iraq was "unnecessary" and sold with "propaganda" and suggested that Karl Rove, Scooter Libby and maybe Vice President Dick Cheney conspired to conceal their roles in the Valerie Plame affair.

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Well, if the Bushies are sending Jeff Gannon after Scotty, I guess they don't want to leave marks..... just impressions.

Add me to the growing list of those who are having great difficulty understanding McClellan’s motives. I spent two years as a White House reporter, much of it during McClellan’s reign. At no time did Scott ever indicate, either publicly or privately, he had the misgivings he expressed in this book.

What I hear about the book does not sound like the Scott McClellan I knew for two years. I can say without fear of contradiction, that I knew Scott better than any other White House correspondent or Washington reporter.

Really, Jeff. That just opens up more questions. Like how a guy from Hot Military Studs got a press pass in the first place. Has Scotty commented on the whole Gannon affair in his book? I wish Keith had gotten into that last night.
The Gannon scandal has never been fully addressed. Maybe now we can get some answers.

Originally posted to McGirk on Fri May 30, 2008 at 08:34 AM PDT.

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