Thursday, May 29, 2008

McClellan On Clarke Circa 2004...

I remembered this today when talking to a friend about duechebag ex-spokesperson Scott McClellan. This is his answer to a question about former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke's book in 2004. It's quite telling and it just makes 'ole Scotty boy look that much worse.
From the White House's archives:

Q Why do you think he's(Clark) doing this?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And I think you have to look at some of the facts. One, he is bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He has written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote that book. Certainly let's look at the politics of it. His best buddy is Rand Beers, who is the principal foreign policy advisor to Senator Kerry's campaign. The Kerry campaign went out and immediately put these comments up on their website that Mr. Clarke made.

I have to ask you the same question Scotty. Why did you release this book now? You had to have known that this would be used by Obama to hurt McCain. I personally love the "all of a sudden he's raising grave concerns" line. I love it when people's own words come back and bite them in the ass. Get bent Scott, you scumbag.


Anonymous said...

i disagree with your "get bent scott" sentiment. we all know these losers are scumbags and liars, and sure, scott is as duplicitous as the rest. the important thing here is that even though we may have known definitively the white house blatantly ignored facts and cherry-picked information to draw their conclusions they submitted to the american public (read: lied to us in the most calculated way), and even though mcclellan is an a$$hole, the public needs to again and again be reminded until they realize the truth. mcclellan's plainspeak does not tiptoe around the heart of the matter as much as other former insiders who were published before him. so even if we can't 100% trust everything he says or his motivations, you and i both know that the finger he is pointing at the moon gets the public a little closer to reality.

Bradda said...

I totally agree with the whole "the public needs to be closer to reality" point. I just found it funny that the guy who put out a book in a political season, ripped Clarke for doing the same damn thing in this political season. Everything the administration is throwing at him in terms of muck are the same EXACT things they threw at Clarke.

That being said I agree with the fact that we need more of these top tier guys telling their stories. I hope the smear machine won't discourage others from the administration to tell their stories as we all need to know so we can learn how to thwart them in the future.

Randal Graves said...

I don't disagree with either of you guys, but I wonder if the public even cares about that reality. High gas prices piss them off - and it should - but they'd be willing to trade us torturing and invading and whatnot if it would slide back to a buck or two a gallon and stay there, whether they admit it or not.

I'm all for fighting the good fight, I just don't expect to win in the long run. Vileness may change its stripes, but it'll exist in some form or another.

Bradda said...

Unfortunately I agree Randal. Hopefully we'll be proved wrong by Obama.