Surprise: Scott McClellan votin’ for Obama

posted at 7:34 pm on October 23, 2008 by Allahpundit

Not a surprise, actually. He tossed some chum to the left about it earlier this year as part of his Take Me Seriously book tour, remember?

Powell, Ken Adelman, now this tool. McCain should run an ad saying, “If I’m George Bush, why are his cronies all voting for Barack Obama?”

Update: It’s not just Scotty Mac.



Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2

Sniveling, inconsequential little cowpie.
My opinion.

whitetop on October 23, 2008 at 9:03 PM

Wasn’t Adelman was a Reagan guy? I know Noonan was a Reagan speechwriter. Of course Buckley was just some famous man’s son.

I don’t think this is about Bush or his sense of loyalty. These people are just hangers on and they are going with the strong horse.

That and it seems that for most of them Palin was just too much like a regular American.

McClellan is just looking out for himself. I doubt that anyone will trust him however, after all if he will cheat on Bush, he will cheat on Obama.

Terrye on October 23, 2008 at 9:06 PM

John McCain bought an elephant gun with the name of SARAH. Now all the RINO’s are stampeding to get to safety.

Helloyawl on October 23, 2008 at 9:08 PM

We already knew Obama had the sniveling little weasel vote down, but this puts the icing on the cake.

changer1701 on October 23, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Once a trader always a trader.

Bicyea on October 23, 2008 at 9:23 PM

Take him seriously?
Not.

either orr on October 23, 2008 at 9:25 PM

Tool

Captain America on October 23, 2008 at 9:30 PM

These are ‘top level’ Bush administration officials — pivotal people working on behalf of the Republican party. They’ve abandoned ship, dumping conservatives to vote for Obama. And Obama is the opposite of conservativism! I mean, this is just appalling. How can Americans have confidence in their representatives when self-serving, disgusting, evil, people like this, who say one thing and do another are leading them? Answer: They can’t. When this has happened, that means it’s time for completely new leadership for America. Completely new leadership! Because the current leadership we have in both political parties has failed us.

apacalyps on October 23, 2008 at 9:30 PM

McCain should run an ad saying, “If I’m George Bush, why are his cronies all voting for Barack Obama?”

Allah — GENIUS!!!

D2Boston on October 23, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Scotty, he snuck down the hall
He listened, right through the wall
Of the things that he heard
He transcribed every word
And to Soros he placed a phone call

Limerick on October 23, 2008 at 9:38 PM

apacalyps:

Scottie was never a top level Bush administration official. He was a press secretary for awhile. He was not a decision maker.

And Powell has worked for both parties over the years. He was never a strong conservative in terms of domestic issues. He got the job as Secretary of State because of his experience in the field of foreign affairs. His attitude about things like affirmative action and abortion were not issues there.

But I do agree that much of the leadership has failed us.

Terrye on October 23, 2008 at 9:39 PM

Bob Dole had the full measure of Scott McClellan in his now-famous e-mail to this creep:

“Scott,

“There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don’t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues. No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique.

“In my nearly 36 years of public service I’ve known of a few like you. No doubt you will ‘clean up’ as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, ‘Biting The Hand That Fed Me.’ Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years.

“I have no intention of reading your ‘exposé’ because if all these awful things were happening, and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job. That would have taken integrity and courage but then you would have had credibility and your complaints could have been aired objectively. You’re a hot ticket now but don’t you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?”

BOB DOLE

Edouard on October 23, 2008 at 9:41 PM

The Government is never going to be a solution to our worries. They are filled with opportunistic thugs and political clowns who have lost their moral compass years ago. For all that can be said about President Bush – He has been the strongest on PRO LIFE issues than any other.
Ask Gianna Jessen.

defendfaithandfamily on October 23, 2008 at 9:53 PM

Edouard on October 23, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Dole was on Fire there -

defendfaithandfamily on October 23, 2008 at 9:54 PM

Scott McClellan is so full of sh*t. He always had a dark side to him. And he is a traitor. Not because of BO. that is what I figured. How he squealed on others and Bush in his book. I doubt he was a angel.

sheebe on October 23, 2008 at 9:55 PM

There is one word that says it all about this guy. You know it, I know it and Ann Coulter knows it.

peacenprosperity on October 23, 2008 at 9:57 PM

Why doesn’t he just hang a sign around his neck:

“Will swallow for a job in your administration.”

Mr_Magoo on October 23, 2008 at 9:59 PM

The Government is never going to be a solution to our worries.
defendfaithandfamily on October 23, 2008 at 9:53 PM

If Obama wins the election, the government WILL be the solution for almost 50% of the population.

VOTE NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION!

Mr_Magoo on October 23, 2008 at 10:02 PM

A vain, incompetent, sniveling and cowardly nonentity of a weakly. By the way I don’t believe anything out of the NY Times.

Hilts on October 23, 2008 at 10:07 PM

This endorsement, like that of Powell and Adelman, says way more about the judgment of the guy who picked them, Pres. Bush, than it does about either Obama or McCain.

What a pathetic group, really, the Bush Administration. I suppose we can look forward to Brownie’s endorsement; and Gonzo’s; and Paulson’s. Yek!

james23 on October 23, 2008 at 7:38 PM

George W. Bush was one of the most decent men to ever sit in the oval office, but his judgment of other men’s character was shitty to say the least.

Hilts on October 23, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Scott McClellan is so full of sh*t. He always had a dark side to him. And he is a traitor. Not because of BO. that is what I figured. How he squealed on others and Bush in his book. I doubt he was a angel.

sheebe on October 23, 2008 at 9:55 PM

Country first.

Party second.

mycowardice on October 23, 2008 at 10:14 PM

Hey look boys and girls, another Bush White House “has been” trying to seek more of the limelight through the ‘Obamessiah.’

Clue to Scott…they ain’t gonna offer you a job…you have the mark of a ‘turncoat!’

Gothguy on October 23, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Knock me down with a feather. Next you are going to tell me Allah endorses Obama. Oh the humanity!!

Fuquay Steve on October 23, 2008 at 10:30 PM

It’s not just Scotty Mac.

This links to the New York Times, which wrote:

a cross section of support that, if it continues through Election Day, would exceed that of Bill Clinton in 1992, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News polls.

I would be happy if Obama got those sort of numbers. 43% of the popular vote would be great.

calbear on October 23, 2008 at 10:43 PM

Scott McClellan: Go for the liar. Birds of a Feather.

Obamalies or Lies Obama tells
http://www.nextgenerationcorp.com/NextGenBlog/?p=73

AdrianS on October 23, 2008 at 10:52 PM

It should be no surprise. McClellan’s an idiot out for revenge. It’s been obvious for a long time and therein lies the rub. Bush II made this guy press secretary and it should have been obvious from day one. Was it an act of competence and kindness to leave the imbecile there to humiliate himself and the administration, day after day, for three years?

The buck stops with the rotting fish-head at the top.

Feedie on October 23, 2008 at 10:54 PM

No, really? Isn’t his mother a liberal?

Entelechy on October 23, 2008 at 11:33 PM

Scotty, he played friend
’til things got ba bit out of hand
The road he hit
Scared a bit?
What a ‘friend’ to befriend!

Thanks, Lim, for the muse.

Entelechy on October 23, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Correction – a bit out of hand

Entelechy on October 23, 2008 at 11:43 PM

I never could figure out why GW picked Scott as press sec. . . . That will always be a puzzle. He was weak,
almost crybabyish and completely Bland vanilla.

That’s as nice as I can be. Wow ! It hurts being that
nice to such a creep.

Texyank on October 23, 2008 at 11:51 PM

Bush tried the New Tone, be a nice guy, reach out, rely on his enemies out of fairness and reconciliation. Every last one of these SOBs stabbed him in the back.

May God have mercy on their souls, as we shall not.

billypaintbrush on October 24, 2008 at 12:01 AM

Wasn’t he going to donate all his earnings on the book to charity?
Funny I haven’t heard anymore about who got the money.
Have you all?

amex on October 24, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Sell out. Shame should be his “middle” name.

Tim Burton on October 24, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Hey, show the guy some respect, he used to be the mouthpiece of the President of the United States.

He prefers to be called Scott “Pant-Load” McClellan.

29Victor on October 24, 2008 at 12:24 AM

I never could figure out why GW picked Scott as press sec. . . . That will always be a puzzle.

I really don’t think it’s a big mystery. One of the President’s major flaws is his cronyism. He had a blind spot for incompetence caused by his irrational belief that the people he knew personally had to be the best.

See also, Harriet Miers.

Kensington on October 24, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Why do we care who this opportunist and backstabber votes for?

Well to answer my question, I do. I would be embarrassed if he voted for McCain.

Obama suits him. They can throw people under the bus together and call it “hope”.

Montana on October 24, 2008 at 1:10 AM

Scott McClellan: American Putz

I don’t know what pisses me off more. The fact that he’s a putz or that Bush put him in as press sectary

Kini on October 24, 2008 at 1:52 AM

apacalyps:

Scottie was never a top level Bush administration official. He was a press secretary for awhile. He was not a decision maker.

Terrye on October 23, 2008 at 9:39 PM

Well, yes, technically you’re correct when it comes to his job description Terrye, but I can’t agree with the rest of what you said. Scott McClellan played a major role in the Bush administration. He was the front man for George Bush. Had direct contact with the President. Daily contact, in fact. This guy was an insider to the highest levels of the U.S. Government. He was the man the Republicans put out there to deal with the media daily. Flip on the TV and who did we see answering questions, clarifying, clearing up, and commenting for the Republican party — Scott McClellan. Now, when somebody like that endorses Barack Obama, that’s just wacked. Barack Obama isn’t even close to the center. Think about it. What is going on in Govt? Like I said, I don’t see how Americans can have confidence in their representatives when stuff like this happens.

And Powell has worked for both parties over the years. He was never a strong conservative in terms of domestic issues. He got the job as Secretary of State because of his experience in the field of foreign affairs. His attitude about things like affirmative action and abortion were not issues there.

Colin Powell was an insider at top levels of the Bush administration. That is, a decision maker for the Republican party. I agree that he’s known as a moderate Republican. Still, I don’t know how Mr. Powell endorses one of the most far left liberals in America over John McCain unless this man is a phony conservative or he’s voting with his people group. And that’s the whole point. Not all Republicans are Conservative and I think that’s a real problem. I view it as scamming the faithful. Recently Powell said, “I have some concerns about the direction that the (Republican) party has taken in recent years. It has moved more to the right than I would like to see it.” He said, “I would have difficulty with two more Republican appointments to Surpeme Court.” I mean, how could somebody like that have ever been out there representing the conservative movement in America with views like that! I think that’s deceptive which is my other point. Bottom line: I think Mr. Powell is more interested in helping Barack Obama become the first black President of the United States than he is conserving Conservative values. And that’s his right. He can do what he wants. But, that’s a betrayal of conservatives! I mean, this is just appalling.

But I do agree that much of the leadership has failed us.

It is a disaster and it breaks my heart. We need completely new leadership.

apacalyps on October 24, 2008 at 4:31 AM

CNN’s ‘D.L. Hughley Breaks the News.’

What, is cnn running def comedy jam now!

kara26 on October 24, 2008 at 5:17 AM

Hey Scott, after you zip up Obama’s trousers, be sure to wipe your chin. And, oh, some club soda will kill that taste in your mouth.

SKYFOX on October 24, 2008 at 5:30 AM

Lesson to George Bush- This is why, when you come into office, you don’t keep people that aren’t true conservatives. They hang on for money, prestige…power, and they don’t have your interests at heart. In the end, a lib (aka, fence sitter, middle-of-the-roader, bullshitter, whatever you want to call them) will stab you in the back. And probably were stabbing the whole time when you didn’t know it. “Bi-Partisanship”. “reaching across the isle”, “Big Tent”…. bullshit. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer kill your enemy.

eplain on October 24, 2008 at 6:06 AM

Wow, BO gets the endorsement from the Pillsbury Doughboy! Work it Doughboy.

David in ATL on October 24, 2008 at 6:54 AM

“Hey, maybe I can get a career as a Democrat!”

Jaibones on October 24, 2008 at 7:55 AM

I think that it’s so sad that people turn their backs on the likes of Scott McClellan. As soon as someone breaks ranks with their identified party, everyone in said party brands them as a ‘traitor’ or, in Allahpundit’s case, a ‘tool’. The left did this (and is still doing this) to Joe Lieberman for his support of John McCain.

Can’t somebody have a differing viewpoint and still share the core values of your politics?

http://thepajamapundit.com/

thePajamaPundit on October 24, 2008 at 8:36 AM

McClellan is from Austin Texas. Austin is infested with these liberal pricks and it no surprise this spineless clown turn on Bush.
People from Texas have long memory. So, enjoy Scottie.

try again later on October 24, 2008 at 9:15 AM

The little wimp is looking for a job.
Obama will need to watch his back!

Gulf Coast on October 24, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Well would you look at that! He gets let out from under Urkel’s desk for five minutes and this is what he runs out and does.

Brass Pair on October 24, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Powell, Ken Adelman, now this tool. McCain should run an ad saying, “If I’m George Bush, why are his cronies all voting for Barack Obama?”

DUDE! Someone needs to do that so fast! McCain’s campaign would never do it but that is the best 180 degrees to a positive direction on some nasty stuff I’ve EVAH heard! Are you sure you’re really pessimistic?

Sultry Beauty on October 24, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Comment pages: 1 2