The left should be grateful to this president for all the money they have made off of his presidency. Criticism of President Bush is a very profitable business. We have numerous examples of this, from former WH aides and former military personnel to talk show hosts with no greater purpose in life than to criticize the Bush administration for every single thing it does. Why else would MSNBC give Olbermann millions of dollars for no noticeable talent other than saying inflammatory things about Bush and our military? Say what you want about Iraq. There’s nothing wrong with voicing opposition to the war, but those who watch the news recognize bias when they see it. Unfortunately, it’s less clear when the media lies to the public to boost its own standing with their colleagues — whether it’s to fatten their wallets or increase their reputation with the popular anti-war people.
Scott McClellan is not blazing any new ground here with his tell-all book. Has he gained any more credibility than he had when he was fired as Press Secretary? Doubtful. Why is that the left suddenly finds him to be a credible source? Could it be because he now agrees with them on the Iraq war? If you didn’t believe him before, why believe him now? What Scott McClellan will soon find out is that the left will use him for their own ends, and then go back to laughing at him behind his back. If he was really disallusioned by his experience in the Bush administration, I think it’s fair to let him know that his new friends may not be around very long — hope the publicity and some indirect money from George Soros was worth the price he paid for them.
And BTW, even arch-enemy David Gregory isn’t buying McClellan’s anti-Bush spin (h/t Townhall).
On Wednesday’s edition of “Today,” “NBC Nightly News” reporter David Gregory, who covered the White House while McClellan was spokesman, said, “There was never any indication that Scott McClellan, either publicly or privately, held these kinds of views about what was happening at the time on the war, on Katrina, on the leak case — which was his most difficult hour in the White House. He never expressed anything like this.”
I don’t share the opinion of those who believe that McClellan’s book will have a significant impact on the presidential race. Those who aren’t intimately acquainted with campaign minutia like this (the average voter, for example) won’t pay much attention to what McClellan says. To them, it’s just another WH tell-all that doesn’t add much to the discussion of where we are now and what to do next in Iraq.