Thursday, May 29, 2008

Trashing Scotty

Of course it was to be expected that the White House would be pissed off (euphemistically described in the media as “upset”) by Scott McClellan’s new book. The trashing of his reputation and character assassination though is really something quite amazing to behold and rather tragic to see.

Mary Matlin: “He never shared any thought. I can’t remember one meeting walking away saying, ‘Wow, that was a contribution!’ ...Scott was not a player, did not make any contributions, and yes, he was asked politely – and I guess the favor’s not being returned – and civilly to take the honor of his service and to move on.”

“To quote my husband recently, this is Judas on steroids... (McClellan) was either living a lie or for decades or he’s now spewing lies to make a living. In any event, at some point, he has to tell his nieces and his nephews and his kids, ‘What did Daddy do?’ ‘Well, I was a liar. I’m a liar for a living.’ And in many ways, it’s just really sad.”