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Scott McClellan on "Meet the Press"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WaylonJennings, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Basically a 101 course on why I could never go into PR. Standing up there and defending with all your heart and soul decisions and policy you absolutely do not believe in - to the point of, at times, lying to the American people on behalf of the administration.

    I at least respect that he's coming clean now. I know it's tough to do, because you know he's making some money on this. But I'm in favor of anything that adds to and clarifies the historical record, particularly from primary sources.

    He did say that he plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from "What Happened" to families of soldiers killed in Iraq, as a kind of restitution for helping sell the war.
  2. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    Actually I think it's more a course on why I could never be a lawyer...."standing up there and defending with all your heart and soul"....regardless of whether or not your client is guilty or innocent.

    Interesting that with all the press he's doing, we hear today that's donating some money to a charity....

    I haven't read the book, but plan to get it this week and read it for myself.
  3. http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0508/Bob_Dole_unloads_on_McClellan.html
  4. Went ahead and fixed that for you. Because putting all lawyers under one umbrella is a little like saying that Gary Smith and Ann Coulter have the same job.

    As far as the charity question, Russert basically put him on the spot and asked him directly if he's going to do that, and McClellan said, "Yes," and mumbled something about how he and his wife send the troops "care packages."
  5. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest


  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    You mean, kind of like lobbyists for both parties -- who were once members of the House or Senate but are now cashing in, Chris?

    I'm sure Bob Dole never cashed in on that access. ::)


    The hypocrisy is blinding.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    What a slimeball.

    He's happy to take a paycheck from his country while lying to it, and I'm supposed to give a shit what he has to say now?

    If he had any problem with what he was doing before he should have quit. He didn't. Screw Scott McClellan.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

  9. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

  10. Of course I'm someone glad McClellan is speaking now, though I wish he'd done it much sooner. Slate has a good video here.

  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Bob Novak and Trent Duffy raise some interesting questions in columns that are in the Washington Post today.


  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I guess it comes down to this:

    Was McClellan a coward when he never spoke up in the White House? Or is he a liar now?

    As for me, I couldn't care less about McClellan's personal integrity. That's his business. Good luck to him there. Nor do I care how offended Karl Rove and Bob Dole are. Party loyalty is for the party, not me.

    My job, as a voter and a watchful citizen, is to figure out the truth, and make decisions accordingly.
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