- White House colleagues were stunned, but not lacking for the day’s response. “We are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew,” said Dana Perino, the current press secretary who was first hired by McClellan as a deputy.
Later in the day, she relayed the reaction of Bush himself: “He’s puzzled, he doesn’t recognize this as the Scott McClellan that he hired and confided in and worked with for so many years.”
— Terence Hunt, Associated Press White House Correspondent, sfgate.com, (5/28/08)
All this puzzling talk from the White House yesterday was response to McClellan’s book about his time as Decider George’s mouthpiece and how the entire administration was all-the-time geared to a high-energy, crush-their-balls, full-speed-ahead political campaign.
Scottie to now dead to all those people.
Of course, all those so-called revelations from Scottie’s book is not current news.
Decider George using “propaganda” instead of facts, or maybe lying about the facts?
One has to be shitting us.
The real, current news here is why all those mainstream media outlets are just now proclaiming this information as revelations.
We are puzzled and do not recognize this media from one back in the day in which we confided and worked for so many years.
Frightfully puzzling is CNN hiring nit-wit Fran Townsend, Decider George’s former Homeland Security Advisor, to communicate propaganda on security issues.
Tony Snow, also now with CNN is not so puzzling — one has to love the gosh-darn, let-them-have-basic-desert-training-in-Iraq appeal of the guy.
Not-so-puzzling — the reality of it makes the bowels move — is Karl Rove on Fox.
Uncle Karl said Scottie’s book looks like the work of a “left-wing blogger.” (Maybe the next angle of Rovian attack as a threat to national security/sanity: left-wing bloggers.
And indirectly passed spiritual judgment on himself: “If he (Scottie) had these moral qualms,” Rove told Fox News Channel, “he should have spoken up about them.”
‘Moral qualms’ — As anyone with any kind of falling-down sense has by now come to realize, Decider George and his complete operation this past near-eight years has had absolutely no moral qualms about doing anything.
Maybe the last piece of this ugly puzzle has a last chance to fit.
Rep. Robert ‘Bullet-Bob’ Wexler, a Democrat from Florida and a long-time, sharp-as-a-prick critic of Decider George, wants Scottie to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
In a statement released yesterday, Wexler wrote, in part:
- â€œThe admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby â€“ and possibly Vice President Cheney – conspired to obstruct justice by lying about their role in the Plame Wilson matter and that the Bush Administration deliberately lied to the American people in order to take us to war in Iraq,” Wexler said. “Scott McClellan must now appear before the House Judiciary Committee under oath to tell Congress and the American people how President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and White House officials deliberately orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people.”
— rawstory.com/news, (5/28/08)
What becomes of this is a puzzle now, but not for long.
If Congress does not take action in the near future on the showing-up-and-telling-the-truth-under-oath situation now confronting at least three former members of Decider George’s inner circle, then the republic as we know it — separation/balance of powers — will have disappeared.
We have also appeared bothered by an unusually high number of hyphens used in this particular blog.
Although the vast majority of these hyphens separate long, clumsy, descriptive phrases, one wonders if it’s good writing, or just a vain attempt by the authors to be cute.
Not so much a puzzle, but an enigma inside the envelope of a mystery.
One has to be shitting us.