EmptyWheel discusses the Rove factor in PlameGate via Scotty's new tell-all. Check it out. KO and Rachel discuss it all below:
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor and competence.
McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.
He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.
McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff — “had at best misled” him about their role in the disclosure of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.
The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them — and McClellan was continuing to defend them despite mounting evidence they had not given him all the facts.
May 27, 2008
McClellan's new book hits the streets early..its a doozy evidently.
Scotty's new book will not only toss his boss under the bus, it will back up over him. From Politico via Crooks and Liars:
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