When You Suck At Your Job, Quit And Write A Book Ripping Your Old Boss Who Stuck With You

you'll sell more books, and you can gloss over how much you sucked at your job

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Here we find Scott McClellan shaking hands with the President as he leaves his post back in November 2007. I can't help but wonder if that smile on his sorry face was hiding thoughts of the book advance he had coming once he signed on to rip his former boss..in the name of a couple bucks and a shot at rewriting his sorry history as Press Secretary.

He was no Ari Fleischer, but Bush stuck with him...until, apparently, he got the book deal. What a scumbag.

From the NY Daily News:

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has blasted his old boss, saying President Bush failed to be "open and forthright on Iraq" and relied on "propaganda" to sell the war.

McClellan's take on the Bush administration comes in a surprisingly scathing tell-all memoir, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," to be published next week, Politico.com reports.

From Mike Allen at the Politico:

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.

Go to the Politico for the lowlights of Scotty boy's biggest gripes. I need a shower.


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No influence and no access.

He's just getting revenge because nobody taught him the secret handshake.

When he gets his pie-in-the-face on the speakers' circuit, I'll laugh.

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soft and wussified...but hey the MSM will love him until November and than he will again be a nobody!

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“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.”
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at this guy during his Press sec. days as a moron. Now he will be a Patron saint of Hopemessiahism.

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McClellan always struck me as a lightweight in too far over his head. One of the constatnt criticisms of the Bush Admin has been its dreadful communications and PR skills. Bush is poor at it, but he hired someone even worse - and I do blame GWB for that.

He choked up as he told Bush on the South Lawn, "I have given it my all, sir, and I have given you my all."

Bush responded at the time: "He handled his assignments with class, integrity. He really represents the best of his family, our state and our country. It's going to be hard to replace Scott."

Oh, I don't know Mr. President, you're surrounded by crapweasels in DC.

I suspect there will be quite a few more of these types of books once President Bush leaves office. I consider it really bad form to try to jump the gun and do this while a President is still in office.

Iustum et tenacem propositi virum non civium ardor prava iubentium, non vultus instantis tyranni mente quatit solida.
-Quintus Horatius Flaccus

I amazed by the constant state of denial on this site that the Iraq war was a not stupid blunder?

We took our eye off Afghanistan and just like so many pre-war critics said, the Iraq war would turn into a Shiite-Sunni civil war and a quagmire for the USA military.

Now that we are in I am hoping McCain can save face for the USA, win the war by 2013 and get us out for good.
But I am not sure the majority of the American people are going to put up with that, considering they want withdrawal to start back in 2007!.

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Deficit spending and nation building are the new conservatism. Didn't you get the memo?

As to the book, I find it baffling that John Murtha... er Scott McClellan... is endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/17/murtha.iraq/index.html

How many bribes...er earmakrs does it take Nancy Pelosi to get a spending bill through the House? 6,000?! Oh, that's right, Rahm Emanuel says those are good earmakrs.

At a rate of 6,000 earmarks per spending bill, Speaker Pelosi is selling America's future to the special intrest groups.

I just wish my "conservative" Republican Representative wasn’t taking the bribes. I wrote him a letter telling him to stand firm on spending issues. He joined 100 Republicans and voted for the farm bill.

McCain is right, we have had enough happy talk from people like McClellan. Iraq is not about Democracy, it is about credibility, and we need a total commitment or we need to leave yesterday.

Same with spending, make a commitment to balance the budget. It’s the Democrats job to bring home pork and mortgage our future. Your job is balance budgets and cut taxes, in that order.

The nominations of McCain and Obama give us a clear choice.

1. Do your duty even when it has been made difficult by the failures of others, or...
2. Decide that failure and decline are fine as long as there is someone to blame.

Looks like McClelland has made his choice.

You hit upon a genuine problem. Lot's of GOP Congresspeople do not feel the national party has the influence to keep them in office, and do not have any particular principals to stand upon. Hence, they take Pelosi bribes in the form of earmarks, and vote as if they were Dems instead.

I think back to Toomey v. Specter in the 2004 Pa. Senate Primary. Although Toomey lost, I don't think Arlen SPecter would have done what was necessary to get CHief Justice Roberts confirmed absent the implied threat of another Conservative challenger in a future primary. We need to challange these people and make them earn their seats.

At a rate of 6,000 earmarks per spending bill, Speaker Pelosi is selling America's future to the special intrest groups.

Instead of constant twisting to make it even more Bush's Fault. To the extent it looks like cheerleading, it's only because the average American can't get even a basic picture of what's gone on over there from the mainstream press.

I don't think people are criticizing McClellan for criticizing Bush's handling of the war. I think most people realize that's fair game. In fact, while propaganda is a harsh term, Bush was certainly spinning things far too much given the facts on the ground. I think the problem is that McClellan was truly horrible at his job, yet Bush -- as is his tendency -- stuck by him. And for what? This? A suck-up to the lefty blogosphere? That's looking for love in all the wrong places.

If you are an Obamaphile, by the way, realize that your boy thinks Afghanistan needs farmers instead of troops.

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I found your statement interesting and I have not read, or heard of it before. Was this in a speech?

I know back in 2001, the poppy crop had all been wiped out. Unbelievable to me, to the credit of the Taliban. Noting that in '07, it was back up to its highest levels and supplied some where in the range of 90% of the worlds poppy.

I had heard that Obama wanted to redirect troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. I had not heard any talk of this from Mc Cain. I watch the hearings all the time on CSpan and I know Muller and
several others have said that the violence (Al Qaeda) is stronger or the same as they were in '01.

Curious as to where you got that from.
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for fundraising purposes. By eliminating 90% of the poppy crops under penalty of death for the farmers, the remaining 10% grew in value 1000%. Sort of like all those county sheriffs who bust all the marijuana growers who aren't part of the political machine.

I heard there was going to be a medical morphine plant built in Afghanistan by a European pharmaceutical company. I don't know if they ever went through with it but it's the best idea I can think of to solve the poppy problem there.

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My main question is where Notsobluestate got the info that Obama was requesting farmers and not soldiers.

As I stated, I have heard him call for, the redeployment of troops to that region.

I remember about three months ago the Commendant of the Corps had said that he would be sending in as many Marines as he could to help with the dire situation there. From what I could gather, this was not known by Gates.

I have an obsession w/Afghanistan/Pakistan even though none of mine are there. (yet) There MOS's have not been required. May sound crazy but I wish they were there instead of two of them being in Iraq.

Maybe notsobluestate was making a joke and it went over my head!!!

because central Asia is immeasurably important to everyone in the world, whether they believe it or not.

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...WAMP-WAMP, WAMP-WAMP" when he talks? It's the only real answer that makes sense.


We'll leave as an exercise to the interested reader the question of what is Obama's favorite method of communication with the commanders on the ground, given that he seems to have this profound reluctance to actually visit them...

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They praise the Taleban for fighting Opium. They'd probably praise Hitler for fighting tobacco.

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past 6-8 months and only woke up to regurgitate old KnownFacts that weren't true when they were fresh. "Civil war" ? "Quagmire"? Get some new memes, FWGuy. If you're going to be tiresome, at least make it interesting.

Why don't you go write your own? Or are you too scared of getting the crap beat out of you when your Kossack attitude is exposed to Redstate and not buried in a thread that has nothing to do with your ravings?


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Why don't you go write your own? Or are you too scared of getting the crap beat out of you when your Kossack attitude is exposed to Redstate and not buried in a thread that has nothing to do with your ravings?


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Don't make me shame you by requiring a 1,500 word essay on anti-American forces in post-liberation Iraq before we'll let you stay at the big-people table.

"Civil war," forsooth. :shaking head:

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that isn't what has happened. I don't know how removing Saddam, freeing 25 million people, and establishing a government that is about as good as it gets in that part of the world is a blunder.

"A man does what he can and endures what he must."

thought when I heard this on the news this morning. Scotty-boy was a an incompetent right from the get-go and I think nothing could have drawn the comparison between him and Ari Fleischer more starkly than his behavior in writing this sort of book. Ari was excellent at his job and is an honorable man with many opportunities. Scotty-boy was mediocre at best--if I were a member of his family, I'd be really insulted if someone said that he "represents the best of his family.....". He will be feted by the left for his 15 minutes and then he will sink into the has-been pool and never be heard from--or remembered- again.
Good riddance.

Actually, GWB is doing much better here than Reagan, who was bedeviled by the phenomenon in his second term.

Collect your lucre, Scotty, and may you be happy with your new paymasters. They are more suitable for you, as competence is not required. (If I were GWB, I would have fired your sorry a$$ 20 minutes after your first deer-in-the-headlights session.)

If there is one thing I, as a Republican, would forever hold against Bush, it'll be his decision to hand over his entire communications operation to the sad bunch of incompetents and useless wastes of space that were Dan Bartlett and Scott McClellan.

This was only to be expected. McClellan would soon be announcing his endorsement of Obama.


"First you win the argument, then you win the vote." - MARGARET THATCHER.
So let's start winning the argument.

The problem with McClellan isn't the book, who care's what he has to say at this point, it will have no historical value. The real problem with McClellan was the fact that anyone in the inner circle at the White House, from the President, to Andy Card, et.al. thought that he was capable of doing the Press Secretary's job. It was a colossal blunder and one they have paid for dearly. When you look back on this administration, the good, the bad, and the ugly, the one failure that I believe took them down was their communications strategy, personnel and practices. It was an abysmal failure and the one failure George Bush must regret and take responsibilty for.

Question: what to do about this type of thing?
Answer: Don't buy the book.
Publishers will see there is no audience for these "tell all" egotistical tales. No market, no monetary advances, no books.
Simple

That's a bipartisan "alas," by the way: there are always going to be sufficient numbers of people willing to plop down $25 to buy a book that explains in tedious detail why the Other Side are all poopyheads.

Hmm. I actually see a way to maybe make some money off of that.

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It's libraries. 1-2 copies of your book in every library across the country? Sign me up.

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or the Iraq War will be snapped up in bulk by the Lefty special interest groups to make it look like masses of people are buying it; it is a real game to make the Amazon best seller list and then claim that as authority in support of your position.

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are probably already headed for Costco book bins.

"ma deuce says no discount is enough for me to buy it"

When I see all the postings saying McClellan was totally incompetent and his being in the position a total failure, you need to remember who put him in that position-GWB.

Also remember that McClellan was not fired, he resigned. If he was that bad why did GWB allow him to continue to damage his administration. All this attacking him on his job performance will just fuel the "lefties" fire that GWB was a boob and never should have been President.

Hence why I say, Be careful what say about McClellan. If we are going to hit Obama or Hillary over the head for their "associations", what will they do if we attack for someone who was picked, appointed and worked for GWB, who was, as many here are saying, "incompetent".

to cut off his friends...that is an admirable trait in every day life but a disastrous one for a President.

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First. No one is fired in Washington. I don't know anything about how McClellan left his job but no one is fired. Even those who are indicted resign.

Second, loyalty, like most virtues, when indulged to excess becomes a character flaw. I think the single biggest fault I would lay at the president's door is that he supported a lot of folks way past the point of them deserving it.

Third, how does hiring someone become an "association?" Short answer it that it isn't. But if you are looking at the reason for McClellan's hiring you really ought to ask the guy who recommended him for the job.

"A man does what he can and endures what he must."

Barack married Michelle Robinson, attended Jeremiah's Church for 20 years and considered the terrorist who blew people up at the Pentagon his political mentor. Your efforts to conflate that with GWB making a stupid hire as a Press Secretary are sophomoric at best.

At a rate of 6,000 earmarks per spending bill, Speaker Pelosi is selling America's future to the special intrest groups.

What I'd really enjoy seeing on YouTube right about now is a collection of Scott McClellan "deer-in-the-headlights" moments. I swear, I could have been a better White House Press Secretary than him, and I'm the worst public speaker known to man.

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... direct me to the "Scott McClellan sucks at his job" posts that came out BEFORE we knew what his book would say? Ideally, those contemporaneous to his service would be best.

This rapidly-developing consensus has the smell of sour grapes about it.

Gar

EVERYBODY on the conservative side thought he was an incompetent boob who was a terrible person to be the face of the administration, from day 1. The calls for "hey at least ONCE in awhile stand up and act like a man" were the dailies on him.

It was not just RedState, it was everybody. Rush and the gang as well.

When they hired Tony Snow, the same EVERYBODY did handstands, and sure enough Tony lived up to his previous reputation, and dished it out to those commie reporters as good as they gave.

Unfair. Unbalanced. Unmedicated. -- IMAO

...direct us to the posts.

If EVERYBODY was saying what you claim, then there ought to be lots and lots of posts to direct me to, shouldn't there?

Look, I get ripping the guy for disloyalty. But if you are going to claim he was widely percieved as incompetant BEFORE the book came out, there should be some traces of that still visible somewhere.

Gar

And yes, that second paragraph is a fairly strong hint.

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but if President Bush is included in EVERYBODY, then the left will most certainly run with it. If he was TOTALLY INCOMPETENT, where was the President? It seems for that to be true , the President puts loyality ahead of what is best for America. Bush would have had to accept someone who was TOTALLY Incompetent in his job instead of... WAIT "Brownie your doing a GREAT JOB". OK!OK! I see what the left sees in Bush now. Sorry about that folks, guess Bush does reward loyality--or does loyality get you thrown under the bus to cover up your own short comings.

The left is going to run with this thru November, especially the ties to Iraq decisions.

DOH!!!

" Got to love the Lord for making things like that."
Morally Compromised

What do you have a tape of Olberman playing over and over...

I had no idea he even had a book out...But it took me all of 5 min. to realize it didnt stand a chance

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http://www.redstate.com/story/2006/4/26/21027/1114
http://www.redstate.com/story/2006/4/19/91828/8216
http://www.redstate.com/story/2006/3/13/63017/8566

And that's just us. I'm sure that other sites will be happy to present their own posts, but that's their business.

Now, what do you say when you make allegations about people that turn out to be not actually warranted?

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...I read the first one. (I will get to the others later.)

It is most assuredly NOT an indictment of McClelland, as it is filled with language seeking to defend him as a guy doing his job the way it has been laid out for him. Instead, it hopes Snow will re-define the position.

That sounds like more of a "we should change how we view the job" post than it does "the incumbent sucks" post. Unfortunately, I don't have time to cut-and-paste the quotes that support that (in part because there are so many). But the post is replete with them.

Gar

...while the third one flat-out calls McClellan and the rest of the WH press people at the time incompetent.

Obama supporter, right? They're notorious for choosing eating broken glass over apologizing to conservatives. But not this time, Sparky.

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Read this.

Yes ... Not only Scott McClellan, I considered the entire communications shop of the Bush White House to be the very epitome of incompetence and uselessness.

I'm on record, as are scores of other Redstaters. Frankly, I feel annoyed that you think anyone needs to prove it to you.


"First you win the argument, then you win the vote." - MARGARET THATCHER.
So let's start winning the argument.

Or maybe make us prove we don't like deficit spending, high, regressive taxes too?

Oh wait. Can we actually prove that we don't like the ethanol subsidies? I'm not sure.....

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How about this: can you RedStaters prove that you were opposed to the Amnesty Bill, or is this just, like, sour grapes?

Unfair. Unbalanced. Unmedicated. -- IMAO

This was written right when it was announced that McClellan was writing a book, and is a superb slam of the incompetent fool.

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I posted multiple times of how bad Scottie is months and months ago. Bush could have come up with the cure for cancer and McClellan would make it sound like some evil conspiracy.

I do blame the Bush team for keeping this guy in such a critical role. He could have been moved to some dark corner of the White House.

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So...loyalty is more important than truth?

That's certainly been true for eight years.

But...McClellan was repeatedly thrown under the bus--is that the kind of loyalty that the administration believes in?

How does accusing him of being an incompetent liar impugn what he says in the book?

Having trouble finding anything factual to disprove? (Uh, yes, actually...) Attack the messenger for something irrelevant.

Wave hands. Blow smoke. Frantically push away reality.

Unfair. Unbalanced. Unmedicated. -- IMAO

That's somewhat different than being thrown under said bus.

Unfair. Unbalanced. Unmedicated. -- IMAO

We've been calling him an incompetent boob since he took over from Ari Fleischer.


"First you win the argument, then you win the vote." - MARGARET THATCHER.
So let's start winning the argument.

"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"

...is that he writes as if he were actually in the decisionmaking loop. His critiques of Rice and Cheney are made as if he were someone who was qualified to make them.

He wasn't. He was an awful press secretary, probably the worst since Ron Ziegler.

However, when he put pen to paper, his agent told him that he had to slam Bush. It was the only way to sell books.

And the agent was right, of course. How many reviews has Doug Feith's War and Decision received from the New York Times?

One of the reasons I was and remain a staunch admirer of Secretary Rice is this: she is the last person who would sit down and write a poison pen memoir such as this in order to settle scores.

This book is just a revolting display of Washington narcissism at its worst.

"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it"-Winston Churchill

This is ALL absolutely SHAMEFUL and NIXONIAN!

With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see right.

Look for him to pull a David Brock. He'll be writing for Slate or Mother Jones after he's made the circuit during the election doing the Democrats bidding tearing down the already damaged Republican brand!


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that yesterday was also the release date for the DVD set of the first season of "The Invaders."

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and they made a very good point. Why would this guy do this, right now while he's in office, and compromise his office.

Is this an affair like Willy... no. Is he running for re-election... no. I'm not sure what this was about, but there is that little thing that makes the world go around... and I'm not talking love.

It truly is the root of all evil.

Or possibly a great vendetta.

Whatever it is, he's has just lost all integrity. Good luck with your jobs in the future, Mr. McClellan!

I get a kick out of how many former Bush cabinet members write books expressing pretty much the same story yet no one on the right will believe that their illustrious leader is flawed.

So when is President Bush going to quit and write a book? He could have Dick give him a hand!!!

And you and yours have no ability at all to speed up that leavetaking by even a picosecond.

Have a nice day!

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So. Is he lying? If so, why? What amazes me about this site is that posters are so unmoved that Bushco spun the The War and its causes. Why aren't you all pissed off?

Not that I have any particular interest in reading the book at all.

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quotes from democrats regarding the dangers posed by Iraq?

Did Bill Cinton lie in 1998?
Did Hillary Clinton lie in 2002?

Why aren't you pissed about what they were saying about Iraq?

On this site, we know the war was fought for a variety of different reasons, and that the WMD argument was emphasized as part of the effort to justify the war in terms of international law.

To use a criminal law analogy, Iraq was on probation and thus was not entitled to a presumption of innocence. Thus, the failure to comply with that probation (disclosure of activities present and past regarding WMD) served as the legal basis for the invasion.

Legal basis for the attack and the purpose for the attack are interrelated but not the same.

I realize that this stuff is very complicated to you left wing types, so let me use simple language.

Iraq invaded Kuwait

Military force against Iraq was suspended in exchange for certain conditions (disclosure of WMD)

Iraq failed to satisfy conditions after numerous warnings

Iraqi decision makers were oblierated

When Clinton lied no one died.

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...(the ones powered by depleted uranium and polar bear livers) to create giant Halliburton pipelines that sucked out all the oil in the Middle East, just in time for the brutal Afghan winter that vaporized 5% of the population of Iraq (hence the lack of fresh graves) and made the rest into helpless minions of Blackwater. I think that covers most of it.

The worst part is, twenty years from now you'll still be boring people with this nonsense.

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which according to you he did, then his lies did contribute to the deaths in Iraq.

I only wish you could experience being Red---then people wouldn't have to listen to you spout off. No freedom of speech in red countries.

Let me talk at your level:

Obama bites

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by.....wait for it....that's right Olbermann...it is quite fitting..don't ya think.

http://www.variety.com/VR1117986550.html

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[And as always, I make no claims for the putative semantic content of the post. - Moe Lane]

[President Bush*] will be out[] [of] there very soon [-] [u]nless he manages to get himself [] a third term! There's no telling with Dubya! You and yours cannot keep him there, [either**]! Since the system of checks and balances have er[]oded to "whatever the heck [that] the President wants[,]" he [] just [might] get[***] that third term!

Perhaps we could invade a few more countries[?****]

[*I'm replacing he with the name because the original poster couldn't master Reply to This, thus making the pronoun more obscure than it needed to be.]

[**I think that "lol," combined with an exclamation point, really doesn't do anything for the author's theoretical message.]

[***Emphasis is always tricky, but this probably should be bolded.]

[****The use of multiple exclamation points is one thing; mixing them with question marks is another, particularly when you use more than two of either. I'm just saying, that's all.]

couldn't "impeach" the President....but oh how you all played that show in your drug induced heads....but the ending for us was as we saw it...The President will leave the WH after 2 terms and Senator John McCain will be taking his place...and oh please come back and show us here what a liberal idiot writes like after his brain implodes in his head (not that it would be to different from now)....

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I'm surprised no one's pointed out that Scotty M. is the son of one of Texas's most loony politicos, Kathleen Keeton Strayhorn. She is 200 proof nutty in a state with more than its fair share of whackjobs in politics.
I was one of those people doing the handstands when McClellan uh... removed himself from the room (or was most likely asked to leave the room).
Bush gets more than his fair share of blame for so much but I do agree that his loyalty to people has proven to be a weakness of disastrous proportions.

This has been a remarkable (perhaps even defining) feature of the G. W. Bush Presidency. When a someone sucks at the job, Bush sticks by them.
Apparently some people feel this is a good thing.
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There's just something that's deeply satisfying about them. I mean, the guy registered for the express purpose of impotently whining about George W Bush. That's power, folks.

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And the people I volunteer for in Congressional elections get elected. Tell me after Election Day who's impotent.

But it's not surprising that those who stick by people who suck at their jobs describe themselves as "deeply satisfied."

 
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