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What a week! We just find out this week that another best selling author has been forced to box all comers for a $5000 purse, because of poor foresight. Jose Conseco and now Scotty. Do all our heros have feet of clay?

a capella on May 31, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Will he also leave the country if McCain wins? If so, I’m finding reasons to vote for McC.

Dingbat63 on May 31, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Scotty got his book deal and he just needs to go away.

old trooper on May 31, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Limerick on May 30, 2008 at 10:48 PM

Beautifully stated…

This punk is just another example of “the feminization of the American man”. When asked if he is ready to testify in front of Congress, the punk becomes frightened while claiming “hey, I already wrote what I know in the book.”

Another victory for Soros, another set-back for mankind. While Americans suffer with the out of control rises in energy costs, Congress will be busy firing questions at this complete loser. Forget drilling for oil on American soil; forget tapping into those natural gas reserves sitting in wait; our Congress has more important things to do!

Keemo on May 31, 2008 at 9:11 AM

i say we have caged fight between scotty and Condi. Condi will kick his ass like it is her new job. now that i think about it, maybe dana perino could join in. wait condi, dana perino. that is hot!

custer on May 31, 2008 at 9:21 AM

I wonder if it was the mental image of Obama in tight fitting jeans that tipped him over the edge. Soros may have some pictures from the past which could have worked wonders during the contract negotiations.

a capella on May 31, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Rat Fink

Hening on May 31, 2008 at 9:36 AM

It is still the timing of all of this that has me bugged. I mean, other than maybe gaining some extra chimp change for writing this book of his, what else does this guy McClellan have to gain? His former boss if leaving office in less than 8 months; whoever is going to take his place sure isn’t going to offer McClellan a new job; and if he thinks this is going to gain him some sort of job with some news service, lots of luck with that. In a few months, this book of his will be on the bargain book rack at WalMart. So why release this thing now, much less in the first place? I just don’t get it.

pilamaye on May 31, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Rat Fink

Hening on May 31, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Boy! Does that bring back memories!

Gets my vote as quote of the thread.

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Manchurian Press Secretary?

Sounds like he got his script from Olberdouche.

Try to imagine how many talk shows Scotty the Turncoat would have appeared on if he had been Bill Clinton’s press secretary and told the world the inside story on how Bill was too busy with Monica to worry about fighting terrorism. And the book deal …. well let’s just say the publisher would have had a freak accident on the way to the printing presses.

Thanks Scotty, for giving the lefty anchors on cable news an early election day present. But guess what. When the dust settles you will have ZERO friends, none on the left or the right.

Loser.

fogw on May 31, 2008 at 9:49 AM

So why release this thing now, much less in the first place? I just don’t get it.

pilamaye on May 31, 2008 at 9:39 AM

It’s tempting to speculate he is banking on an Obama win and a juicy spot in the new administration. The poor schlub doesn’t realize he’s now like the guy who divorced his wife to marry his mistress. She doesn’t trust him either, because if he cheated with her, he’d cheat on her. No administration will hire a proven tattletale. He should budget his book money wisely, and perhaps go to trade school to learn bodywork or welding.

a capella on May 31, 2008 at 9:54 AM

So why release this thing now, much less in the first place? I just don’t get it.

pilamaye on May 31, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Once again, devils advocate… Scott fell prey, drank from the pool of sins, and now is owned by Soros and the Liberal media. The weapons used to accomplish this task? Same as always; money, power, headline news, and promises of drinking from the troft for the rest of his life. My best guess; Scott took the bait and is now owned; he will follow directions or suffer the consequences.

Keemo on May 31, 2008 at 10:10 AM

There is no such thing as a “Secret Declassification.”

The President has the power to declassify and once he declassifies anything IT IS NO LONGER A SECRET.

Scott, Y.A.A.F.M.

Bicyea on May 31, 2008 at 10:14 AM

what a prick.
sure he’s busy gathering new friends.
the new john dean.

jimmer on May 31, 2008 at 10:22 AM

I guess the Dems were right after all. Bush just kept putting the wrong people in his cabinet, little lord fatboy proves it.

TroubledMonkey on May 30, 2008 at 10:49 PM

last time I checked Press Secretary is not a Cabinet level position

windansea on May 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Abraham Lincoln’s McClellan looks hugely competent by comparison.

Nosferightu on May 31, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Interesting how he became “disillusioned” about the same time he started writing his book.

SoulGlo on May 31, 2008 at 11:56 AM

I’ll bet he did feel pissed off about the NIE. Presidents do stuff all the time and leave the press secretary out of it for a variety of reasns. In this case, the most likely explanation is that Buah, Cheney, Rove, and Libby knew that McClellan was not competent enough to manage a strategic leak of declassified intelligence. It must suck to be told to your face by the President of the United States that he has no confidence in you.

rockmom on May 31, 2008 at 1:04 PM

I would like for someone who can get the info, to find out how easy it was for Scotty to get the media tour that is unfolding compared to Douglas Feith with his book. Michael Yon would be an interesting comparison as well.

aikidoka on May 31, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Well Michael Yon and Douglas Feith don’t have the right story to tell. Not interesting enough for these guys. Most of that has to do with hating Bush, but a lot of it is due to the fact that these media people are not too bright and they don’t think the rest of us are either. That is why we have to hear all about Lohan and Spears and whatever trashy stuff they think they can cram down our throats. Anna Nicole Smith might be dead and buried, but now they have Scotty.

Terrye on May 31, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Memo to Scott McClellan: Here’s what happened

From the reporters who got the pre war info right.

Chimpy on May 31, 2008 at 1:47 PM

It’s a wonder Blitzer can talk with all that drool in his mouth.

Hey Scottie! You are a liar! Libby and Rove didn’t leak Plame’s name that was Richard Armitage! At least make that clear in your self-serving slander.

highhopes on May 31, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Scott should be very thankful to Bush. Bush supports his guys and kept him way past when he should have been fired. If it had have happened sooner (when obvious) the book wouldn’t have been worth nearly so much.

duff65 on May 31, 2008 at 2:53 PM

But guess what. When the dust settles you will have ZERO friends, none on the left or the right.

Loser.

fogw on May 31, 2008 at 9:49 AM

Plus, who would want him as a friend, aside from being one?

Entelechy on May 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Here’s an interesting piece (link) that claims that McClellan’s original manuscript that was shopped around – and rejected by other publishing houses – was vastly different than the finished product.

Quote: “Rival publishers say they had no sense that McClellan would make such explosive observations.”

And that had they known of the nature of his product that he would have received more offers with more advance money.

Something or somebody got to Mr. McClellan.

SteveMG on May 31, 2008 at 4:29 PM

And that had they known of the nature of his product that he would have received more offers with more advance money.

OMG, does it mean he wasn’t actually doing it for the money?

freevillage on May 31, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Save your money Scott. Because your book will only make a few pieces of silver. Beyond that, nobody in any government, or private practice will ever be able to trust you again.

byteshredder on May 31, 2008 at 8:00 PM

I wonder if it was the mental image of Obama in tight fitting jeans that tipped him over the edge…..
a capella on May 31, 2008 at 9:28 AM

The 2nd “thrill up my leg” disciple… Christopher Matthews being the first one.

And to think that there are ten more “disciples” to come out of the closet… jeepers creepers!!

Please, will somebody pass the shall we say “happy popcorn”?!!

Mcguyver on May 31, 2008 at 10:16 PM

funky chicken on May 31, 2008 at 12:13 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble but the Federal Governmet, including FEMA, performed very well during Katrina. The one exception being the media response people.

FEMA’s response was the fastest ever for a major event.

As most responsible people know, the major problem in Louisianna was the criminal response of the State Governmnt and the city of New Orleans. I did not hear any whining from surrounding stats which were hit just as hard.

I should say it is hallmark of this Adminstration that it gets the job done without the constant need to tell the world. From a political and PR perspective this is not good.

I recall one example – While everyone was prattling on about the need to sign the flawed Kyoto treaty to stop Global warming, a treaty which excluded major contributors, India and China, the Administration went in a different direction. Without fanfare they negotiated a new agreement between the United States, Australia, India, China and South Korea to commercially develop technology to reduce damaging greenhouse gas emissions. Since then further countries have been added.

davod on May 31, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Quote: “Rival publishers say they had no sense that McClellan would make such explosive observations.”

And that had they known of the nature of his product that he would have received more offers with more advance money.

Something or somebody got to Mr. McClellan.

SteveMG on May 31, 2008 at 4:29 PM

The publisher got to him. They had an opportunity to use his name and rewrite his manuscript to the Soros specifications. Sounds like he was trying to sell something with no or little value, so this way he could make some money by letting them have their way with him. He’s just a whore,…but, now he’s a famous one.

a capella on May 31, 2008 at 11:37 PM

Is there anyway to find out if other organizations,besides the publishers, paid McClellan additional funds connected to his book? Something along the lines of consulting fees etc.? I have this sneaking suspecion that McClellan has another check in his desk drawer signed by a name that begins with S.

Ragnell on June 1, 2008 at 1:00 AM

what else does this guy McClellan have to gain? His former boss if leaving office in less than 8 months; whoever is going to take his place sure isn’t going to offer McClellan a new job; and if he thinks this is going to gain him some sort of job with some news service, lots of luck with that. In a few months, this book of his will be on the bargain book rack at WalMart. So why release this thing now, much less in the first place? I just don’t get it.pilamaye on May 31, 2008 at 9:39 AM

That’s right pilamaye– it doesn’t make sense to me either.

Ok- “revenge is sweeet/you made me look bad/ I’m hurt and want to get even”..boohoo..blah blah blah– BUT
why commit professional suicide? –which this stupid action will certainly cause.

His career with anyone is dead. No one will want him.

So, even if you are a self-serving, cowardly cad– why end your future just to get even?

UNLESS–there is a big enough payoff to make it worth the sacrifice. (And this is the type that deeply cares about his payoff)

Again- My guess is that someone else made a huge donation to some offshore account for this villian. rags

Ragnell on June 1, 2008 at 1:13 AM

UNLESS–there is a big enough payoff to make it worth the sacrifice. (And this is the type that deeply cares about his payoff)

Again- My guess is that someone else made a huge donation to some offshore account for this villian. rags

Ragnell on June 1, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Ragnell, you read my mind!

NightmareOnKStreet on June 1, 2008 at 3:27 AM

ragnell, FYI: the very first day that we heard about this book, Bill O’Reilly made this Soros-publisher connection on his FNC “The Factor” program. So now we will wait and see if this story has legs. I’m not optimistic given that most of the mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. //fingers crossed//

NightmareOnKStreet on June 1, 2008 at 5:35 AM

Pro-Bush book sells 8 copies and no media coverage. Slam Bush book sells 800,000 copies and Scotty ends up on first name basis with talking heads like Wolf and Anderson. He did the math and chose to sellout his boss and his country. Enjoy your 30 silver pieces, Scotty.

fleiter on June 1, 2008 at 8:29 AM

Fixed the Link
Memo to Scott McClellan: Here’s what happened

Chimpy on June 1, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Russert and Scotty play monkey chase the weasel.

Listen to McClellan’s qualifications:

“I reached the truth from my perspective.”
LOLOLOL. The truth from my perspective is LAME uberliberal translation for never let the truth get in the way of a good story!

Then Scott has the audacity to say that the troops deserved better than Bush–as in Gore or Kerry?!

Then on the Plame Game nonaffair McClellan admits that he was a puppet, but from his perspective he is no longer a puppet. This imbecile admits he is no more than Pinocchio; watch Scott’s nose grow! Look out, Scotty, your nose is brown on Russert’s tail-end fabricating the War of Choice vs. Necessity Tale of Two Faces.

Speaking of faces, McClellan SAID he “couldn’t face Bush while in the White House”–admitting he had no guts then. He ain’t got no guts now either, he’s just Pinocchio. Papa Soros, you pen it, he’ll sign it.

Then comes civics uberleftist revisionism as McClellan was STUMPED but is no longer thanks to the Soros elixer. Scotty was blind, but now he sees all sorts of things, all those pretty butterflies. Look, Bush is leaking declassified information. THAT moment Scotty made the determination to leave his position at the White House, 10/03, even though he WAITED for the right moment to slither out. He waited in order to get proof, but to no avail, to pin Rove or Libby with a Soros lie. If at first you don’t succeed, … Soros ain’t taking “no” for an answer from Scotty who ain’t got balls to face Bush, either.

What a mamma’s boy. And she loved it. Anything to keep mamma in the public eye. Texas would not claim her as their gramma; and it doesn’t work any more for her to spread those legs. LOSERS of the most vile contempt.

Rove or Bush may want to bring McClellan up on charges.

maverick muse on June 1, 2008 at 12:03 PM

A hopeful sign that this may indeed have legs:
From American Thinker
“…Again, agents start at the tope of the food chain and work their way down. McClellan finally reached a deal with PublicAffairs, which according to the AP ‘specializes in policy books by billionaire George Soros’ and others…”

PublicAffairs editor Lisa Kaufman confirmed to the AP that the proposal McClellan shopped around was nothing like the book that plunges the knife into his benefactor’s back. ‘The original proposal was somewhat general,’ Kaufman admits, ‘so before making an offer on the book we talked to Scott at some length.’”

NightmareOnKStreet on June 1, 2008 at 12:57 PM

As most responsible people know, the major problem in Louisianna was the criminal response of the State Governmnt and the city of New Orleans. I did not hear any whining from surrounding stats which were hit just as hard.

LOL :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Oh, damn. Hopeless. :((

freevillage on June 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

“Nobody is driven in to war by ignorance”

Reaps on June 1, 2008 at 7:47 PM

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