Does Scott McClellan's Forthcoming Book Change Anything With Regard to Ron Paul's Nomination Chances?Submitted by Jolian on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 08:35
The fact that Scott Scott McClellan (Bush's press secretary from 2003-2006) has just written a book accusing the Bush administration of deception with regard to Iraq and Valarie Plame makes me wonder if we have a shot at this nomination after all. Excerpts from it that have been leaked are quite damning, and I cannot wait until it comes out. Yes, most of us here know that Bush/Cheney are crooks, but most Republicans are not fully aware of it yet, and McClellan, who certainly has credibility with his condemnation of Bush, Rove, and Cheney given the fact that he was once in Bush's inner circle, just might make the Romney, Huckabee, and McCain segments of the Republican population rethink what Ron Paul has been saying all along.
Here's a little gem from McClellan's book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," which will hit the stores Monday, June 2nd:
"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. There was one problem.
It was not true.
I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the president himself."