Scott McClellan's new book What Happened

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    http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2007/11/20/mcclellan/index.html

    It looks like Bush and team ordered him to lie.


    "The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

    "There was one problem. It was not true.

    "I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff, and the president himself."
     
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    Sure thing. Provide us some real tangable facts and not the wishful thinking of a whining loser.
     
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    Color me not suprised.

    Bush and Cheney knew their white house was involved in the leak, but they continued to lie about it.
     
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    Everyone knew McClellan left because he couldn't stand lying for them anymore.

    But you know they will demand more "proof" than McClellan's statements because, well... just because.
     
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    Color me not surprised as well. That you would jump on this just because it bashes Bush and Cheney when the bottom-line fact is, this knucklehead is SELLING A BOOK, doesn't surprise me a bit. Political books don't sell without dirt.
     
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    OK. Think for a moment. The former white house press secretary, one of the most LOYAL parts of the president's team, a person who stays on message no. matter. what. has broken ranks to call out the Bush administration for corruption and misleading the American people. The most loyal bushites cry:
    A whining loser? He resigned on his own. He wasn't fired, he wasn't asked to leave, he resigned. And clearly, he resigned because he wanted to maintain a shred of integrity and dignity. And fantasy? HE WAS THERE!!! Like, do we only accept the eye witness of testimony of people who say nice things about the administration? C'mon now.
    Does this mean his factual assertions are false?
     
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    It means let's see the evidence that the assertions are indeed factual instead of accepting hearsay as fact.
     
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    This is just sad.
     
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    Oh c'mon. Every loyal lifelong republican lies to sell books when they leave the white house. From Paul O'Neil, to this Scotty guy.
     
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    IT'S NOT HEARSAY IF THE PERSON WAS THERE. Please examine the definition of hearsay. Either you are claiming this man was lying or not.
     

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