UPDATED: Just when you thought that perhaps Bush really was telling the truth…..

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YEAH, I know!  Fooled you, huh?  NOT!  Bush telling the truth is akin to Sky = ruby red, Water = dry, Republicans = compassionate conservatives, etc.

In ANOTHER telling tale of BushCo malfeasance, former White House spokesman Scott McClellan writes in his soon to be released book that Bush and his advisers used pure propaganda on the run up to the war with Iraq and that they spent the first week of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy in complete denial.

From CNN:

The spokesman who defended President Bush’s policies through Hurricane Katrina and the early years of the Iraq war is now blasting his former employers, saying the Bush administration became mired in propaganda and political spin and at times played loose with the truth.

AT TIMES played loose with the truth, Scottie? That may be the understatement of our new century!  

In excerpts from a 341-page book to be released Monday, Scott McClellan writes on Iraq that Bush “and his advisers confused the propaganda campaign with the high level of candor and honesty so fundamentally needed to build and then sustain public support during a time of war.”

“[I]n this regard, he was terribly ill-served by his top advisers, especially those involved directly in national security,” McClellan wrote.

McClellan also sharply criticizes the administration on its handling of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

“One of the worst disasters in our nation’s history became one of the biggest disasters in Bush’s presidency,” he wrote. “Katrina and the botched federal response to it would largely come to define Bush’s second term.”

Notice how Scottie parses his words here to make it look as though President Bush was lead astray like a lost little Sheepie President by his big-bad-wolfie advisors, especially the National Security types?

See how Scottie ties the “botched Federal response” to the Katrina disaster as opposed to the botched Bush I-don’t-give-a-sh*t-about-New Orleans reality?  See, the Federal response was responded to by other people, not Bush?  Right, Scottie?

For a President that spends a good amount of time trying to make himself out to be the second coming of Harry Truman, President George W. Bush sure hasn’t picked up on that one Trumanism that came to distinguish the man.  The Buck Stops Here.  Bush must have read this to mean The Bullsh*t Starts Here, since nothing HE has ever done was wrong.  Just ask him.

I’m sure you are wondering what the White House’s response to all of this might be?  Well, here it is:

Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino said the White House would not comment Tuesday because they haven’t seen the book.

Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security adviser to Bush, said advisers to the president should speak up when they have policy concerns.

“Scott never did that on any of these issues as best I can remember or as best as I know from any of my White House colleagues,” said Townsend, now a CNN contributor. “For him to do this now strikes me as self-serving, disingenuous and unprofessional.”

 My emphasis.

They haven’t seen the book?  Let me reiterate, Republicans telling the truth is akin to Sky = ruby red, Water = dry, Republicans = compassionate conservatives, etc.  

Not to mention, now Scottie is being disingenious and unprofessional because a liar is calling other liars a liar?  Is that what I’m supposed to take away from your quote, Frances?  Because, that is exactly what I am taking away from your quote, Frances.

The hit parade keeps coming from other stalwart liars and deceivers as well:

Fox News contributor and former White House adviser Karl Rove said on that network Tuesday that the excerpts from the book he’s read sound more like they were written by a “left-wing blogger” than his former colleague.

Karl must be inferring that because Left Wing bloggers deal with reality, that Scottie is writing about reality and telling the truth as opposed to the Scottie that Karl remembers who lied through his teeth every time he stood behind the podium.

That’s what I’m taking away from that statement, Karl.

Speaking of Karl, Scottie had a bit more to say about the Valerie Plame outing of a CIA agent that was masterminded by Karl and put into play by Scooter Libby:

Early in the book, which CNN obtained late Tuesday, McClellan wrote that he believes he told untruths on Bush’s behalf in the case of CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose identity was leaked to the media.

Rove and fellow White House advisers Elliot Abrams and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby were accused of leaking the name of Plame — whose husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, had gone public with charges the Bush administration had “twisted” facts to justify the war in Iraq.

Libby was convicted last year of lying to a grand jury and federal agents investigating the leak. Bush commuted his 30-month prison term, calling it excessive. At the time, McClellan called the three “good individuals” and said he spoke to them before telling reporters they were not involved.

“I had allowed myself to be deceived into unknowingly passing along a falsehood,” he wrote. “It would ultimately prove fatal to my ability to serve the president effectively.”

McClellan wrote he didn’t realize what he said was untrue until reporters began digging up details of the case almost two years later.

There are liars, then there are lying liars, and then there is BushCo.  Taking lying liars to a height never before dreamed of and hopefully never again allowed.



The White House blasted former press secretary Scott McClellan Wednesday, claiming that his new book about President Bush and the Iraq war shows McClellan is a “disgruntled” former employee.

“Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House,” press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement. “For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled. It is sad – this is not the Scott we knew.”

Yeah, Scottie is just another one of those disgruntled employees that writes a tell all book about the Bush Administration after being “forced out” in favor of Tony Snow, right?  Right?  Wrong!

Perino also said that Bush wouldn’t be commenting on this issue as he has more important things to do.  Hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!

– Clearing brush

– Riding bike

– NOT playing golf

More lies from the lying liars who lied to you about their lies previously.

More lies to come…


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    • brobin on May 28, 2008 at 16:38

    Scottie sure it taking a beating from the usual wingnut loyalists and BushCo excusers.  

    In an election year, watching them eat their own is fantastic!  In an election year, watching them die and wither on the vine?  Priceless!

    • C Barr on May 28, 2008 at 16:46

    Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino said the White House would not comment Tuesday because they haven’t seen the book.

    And after the book comes out they will tell us that it is time to move on.

  1. HUGE play. It was the number one story this morning on the Today Show.

    Later in the broadcast they had Curic, Williams and Gibson on to talk about a cooperative drive to raise $ for cancer. But in the midst of that segment, they talked about this book and its implications for the media. Williams and Curic talked about the direct pressure they received from the White House in the lead-up to the war (and WHY are they just mentioning it now???). Gibson said the media asked all the tough questions. Ya right!!!

    The reason I think this is important is that so many people who really don’t pay much attention to the news watch these morning shows. It’ll hit the idjit voters.

  2. still lets the Bushies, including himself, off the hook. I don’t believe for a moment he or any ‘press’ secretary before or after that got up on that podium was deceived, self or otherwise. Smacks of “I know nothing…”. It is fun however to watch them all eating each other for a buck. Scotty seems like the rest of these criminals to have no basic concept of what the word ‘good’ means. Never again allowed would have to start with prosecuting these lot, instead of giving them book deals and allowing them to make the rounds of talk shows. ‘Serving the president effectively..’ in this case is aiding and abetting. How about serving the constitution and the law?      

    • OPOL on May 28, 2008 at 17:40

    That’s gotta be worth $29.95 (or whatever) a throw eh?

    Let me tell you about the horrible things my employer did as he raped the world and while I was both covering and kissing his ass.  Sheesh!

  3. …so often by the lies…  

    McClellan is a piece of work–first he’s the administration’s willing pet Parrot, repeating the lies, then defending what he knew were lies–then he has the collossal gall to blame the very press he lied to!!

    Wow, he takes chutzpa to new heights of meaning.  But maybe he will be doing an unintended service–on his way to the bank to pick up the royalties for his “tell all too late to save any lives” book.  Maybe the press will be PO’d enough to stay on the story this time, and the people who swallowed the lies will finally be PO’d for being played as fools.

    I’m not betting the farm on it, but I do have my fingers crossed 😉

  4. Then this might be given more weight by the people and MSM.

    It’s called “Ad hominem”.  The general populace should be trying to figure out if what he is saying is true, not whether or not he is “disgruntled”.

  5. is that somehow Scottie didn’t actually write his own book, that a ghost-writer, a “left wing blogger” with an agenda, wrote it.


    …is he really saying that the White House Press Secretary doesn’t know how to review draft copies of his own book? That he doesn’t know how to talk to a publisher if he is dissatisfied with a ghost writer?

    Puh-leeze – that’s actually lamer than Scottie’s insistence that the President of the United States had nothing to do with decisions made on his watch.

  6. Disneyland by the Tigris!


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