Well former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan sure has stirred up a shiz-storm with the release of his memoir titled What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.
Starting yesterday afternoon, and extending on into today’s morning talking head parade, it has been a non-stop deluge of White House surrogates chiding McClellan; painting him as a turncoat. They rolled out all the big guns too – including his predecessor Ari Fleischer, former Counselor to the President Dan Bartlett, and none other than Karl Rove himself!
I don’t think the White House has ordered an assault like this since Normandy! 😆
While McClellan contends that he is answering to “a loyalty to the truth” by coming out with his side of the story (on Iraq, the Valerie Plame scandal, etc.), his critics insist it’s “total crap” and merely the vengeful aspirations of a scorned former White House employee trying to sell a few books.
So what do you think? Is McClellan a turncoat? Or does the all-out assault by White House surrogates indicate that he might be hitting a little too close to the nerve?
We may soon find out as Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) is calling for McClellan to testify under oath before the House Judiciary Committee.