Incompetence, Thy Name Is . . .
By Erick Posted in Scott McClellan | The White House — Comments (39) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
There's not much more that needs to be said than what Haystack said, but let me pile on a bit.
Since I began blogging, I've begged and pleaded for the White House to fire the guy. He was a terrible press secretary who now resorts to sounding like one of the Kos Kidz. I have no doubt he'll be trolling here shortly after registering his account at Fire Dog Lake. In fact, Moe blammed some dude last night with Texas in his name, though that could have been Nick Lampson.
Scott McClellan was probably the worst press secretary in the history of the press operation at the White House. He looked like a deer in headlights any time he was behind the podium. Just witness the professionalism of Ari and Tony on either side of him. He was Busch League in the Bush League.
It's a really crappy way to repay his boss and friend by then throwing everyone else under the bus to save his skin. But I can't really blame him. So bad was he at his job, he needs some sort of excuse other than gross incompetence in order to work again. I guess this is his way to rebuild his resume and get back out there in the job market. Still, I think history will bypass his work of fiction and recognize that McClellan was in over his head, too small for a big office, and not very good at his job. To make himself larger, he's now resorted to tearing down bigger men than himself.
You know what kids say on the playground when one of them passes gas? "First one to cackle laid the egg."* Well Scott, I think you laid the egg. Suck it up and deal with it. And get back under the rock.
Geez. No class with this guy.
*Or, per Haystack, "he who smelt it, dealt it".