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Here are a few facts! You guys can't be that naive--can you? Here are just a few things you seem to want to ignore:

Seeing him on NBC, CNN, MSNBC and the other networks, that are obviously supporting Obama and have for years engaged in Bush bashing, should leave doubt in your mind about his trustworthiness.

I believe the publisher, Public Affairs, has published most if not all of George Soros' books.

McClellan said after he finished the book, which he told friends was favorable for the President, "the publisher tweaked the book heavily."

MoveOn.org has launched a petition drive calling on McClellan to donate the proceeds of his book to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which he should do if he is honest.

One of the first things that jumped out at me was how McClellan's "observations" so perfectly mirror the democrap Party's talking points about George Bush and the Iraq war – even the talking points that are clearly bogus.

Other books that were favorable to the administration, like "Rebel-in-Chief" by Fred Barnes, "Strategery" by Bill Sammon, "The Right Man" by David Frum, well, they didn't do so well. But an insider book critical of the administration is a guaranteed No. 1 best-seller. He is an ungrateful opportunist.

Sour grapes by a sore loser, if you ask me.

And for some reason no one is asking, "why now?" or, "why didn't you speak up then when it would have made a difference?"--because it is unnecessary. The answers are self-evident. His "dedication to the truth" is currently under exclusive [paid] contract to NBC, and his book is an overnight best-seller. And if you really want to know "What Happened" to Scott McClellan, I'd suggest taking the advice of an earlier political whistleblower, "Deep Throat" from the Watergate era. "Follow the money."

Here are just a few other opinions:

McClellan tries to walk a fine line between echoing Bush haters and saying utterly irresponsible things. “Closing the Book on McClellan” 05/30 4:00 AM

JONAH GOLDBERG: The story he sells isn’t even there. “What Happened?” 05/30 12:00 AM

RICH LOWRY: McClellan’s book has all the inherent interest of one of his briefings. “Mouth McClellan” 05/30 12:00 AM

KATHLEEN PARKER: The snitch is trusted by no one. “Revenge of the Nerd” 05/30 12:00 AM

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Scott McClellan is what’s wrong with Washington. “Scott McClellan for President” 05/30 5:00 AM

PETER WEHNER: Scott McClellan has done injury to the truth. “Scott’s Truth vs. Reality” 05/29 4:00 PM

REAM ME UP, SCOTTY
McClellan: Bush should have fired Rove
'President said he was going to restore honor and integrity ... We didn't live up to that'
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So you're saying that Rove, the veep and the pres are just a bunch of nice guys being smeared, right?
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Here are a few facts! You guys can't be that naive--can you? Here are just a few things you seem to want to ignore:
Nearly everyone EXCEPT the Rightwing media has been saying the same things for nearly EIGHT YEARS. Credible journalists, insiders, former insiders, folks that have worked with the administration [some of those Generals that spoke out], foreign leaders [Mexico's Fox as an example].

So why does it become such a surprise when a former Press Secretary decides to come out with the same stories?

You say follow the money. We did. He loses much more than he would have made as a Bush kiss-up. He could have kept his mouth shut and worked his many inside contacts from the Bush Administration for the next 25 years. It is NOT the MONEY. It is either revenge or clearing his conscience. Since he was not fired, the second seems more likely.

The conscience is a funny thing. You never know when it is going to hit or how hard. It pretty much made my decision to retire from active service. I would have retired completely but still had a time requirement [hence the ANG time]. When the deck has to be cleared, it has to be cleared, period.

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Carl Rove is right. You liberals instinctively resort to parsing, evasion and misdirection whenever you know you are wrong...

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Carl Rove is right. You liberals instinctively resort to parsing, evasion and misdirection whenever you know you are wrong...
You have to get checked bro. We have watched you deteriorate right in front of us. You have been getting stupider with almost each and every consecutive post. Its time to seek professional help.
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He already talks to himself all the time...well, and the guy with the baton.

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Carl Rove is right. You liberals instinctively resort to parsing, evasion and misdirection whenever you know you are wrong...
Who would be parsing, evading or misdirecting? Everyone has been very straightforward.

Wait, straightforward. That is an unknown term to the NeoConservatives.

straightforward

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  2. Not circuitous or evasive; honest and frank. See Synonyms at frank1.
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Heard they are planning a parade for the day McCain announces his VP choice.................

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McClellan Will Testify, But Will Congress Act?

Scott McClellan is the John Dean of the Bush-Cheney administration -- an in-the-know White House aide who has begun to provide the details of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by his bosses.

Like the former Nixon administration lawyer who started talking about a "cancer on the presidency," the former White House spokesman has revealed dramatic details about wrongdoing on the part of George Bush, Dick Cheney, presidential and vice-presidential aide Scooter Libby and political czar Karl Rove.

So the fact that McClellan has agreed to testify under oath before the House Judiciary Committee next week is a big deal.

How big?

That depends on Congress and the media.

What McClellan will talk about goes to the heart of the matter of a lawless administration. When a White House insider agrees to deliver testimony to Congress about whether the Vice President of the United States ordered him to lie about a plot to discredit administration critic Joe Wilson, that's a big deal. When a longtime aide to the president is prepared to tell a House committee that the commander-in-chief admitted to ordering the release of classified information as part of that plot, it is an even bigger deal.

But will members of the House Judiciary Committee recognize McClellan's testimony for what it should be: the opening of an examination of impeachable offenses committed by the president, the vice president and their inner circle? Or will the key congressional committee -- under pressure from a Speaker of the House who arbitrarily determines that the checking and balancing of the imperial presidency is "off the table" -- approach its essential duties as a less-than-equal branch of government?

Will a free press that prefers to cover the sport of political campaigning rather than serious issue of how the current government has subverted the Constitution bother to put McClellan's testimony in to context? For instance, will broadcast and cable networks note that the abuses of authority detailed by McClellan parallel the abuses that formed the underpinning for the third article of impeachment that a previous House Judiciary Committee lodged against Richard Nixon?

Every indication is that McClellan will do his part to break down the Bush-Cheney administration's stonewall.

In his just-published book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, the veteran Republican operative suggests that Cheney had pressured him to provide deceptive information about the role administration aides had played in blowing the cover of Wilson's wife, CIA agent Valerie Place.

McClellan has stated publicly that Bush and Cheney "directed me to go out there and exonerate Scooter Libby."

McClellan's book and his statements led Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., to invite the former White House spokesman to testify "concerning reported attempts to cover up the involvement of White House officials in the leak of (Plame's identity)."

McClellan agreed to appear June 20 and his lawyer, Duke University law professor Michael Tigar says, "He has agreed to testify in the same spirit that he wrote the book... Mr. McClellan is available to tell what he knows.''

When America was a functioning constitutional republic, testimony of the sort that McClellans appears to be prepared to deliver would have been all that was required to get the Congress and the media to begin the long-delayed process of checking and balancing a lawless White House.

The questions that Scott McClellan's testimony will raise are many.

But none will be more central than this: Is American still a functioning constitutional republic?

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