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Stewart to McClellan: ‘You Talked About Fight Club’

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Posted on Jun 3, 2008

Scott McClellan, the man voted least likely to spend his summer vacation at Bush’s Crawford ranch, paid a visit to “The Daily Show” on Monday night to revel in his newfound infamy among certain White House denizens—oh, and to promote some book he wrote called, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.” Heard of it?

h/t to John Harrison of The Largest Minority.

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By Gold Star Father, June 7, 2008 at 6:13 am Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart said it straight out:  Bush committed homicide.  Homicide of our troops sent to Iraq, and homicide of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.
  Cheney is obviously complict in this crime as well as many others in this administration.
  We’re all guilty of letting this happen over time and not impeaching these murders. In January 2009, we will let these bastards escape to grossly over paid retirements of book deals and speaking tours.

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By SlimTim, June 6, 2008 at 10:31 am Link to this comment
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Apparently Scott isn’t a real boy yet. George W. Geppetto still needs to snip the strings. We know you feel bad Scott, but we’d really like you to acknowledge the basis of a “crime.”

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By Louise, June 5, 2008 at 9:21 am Link to this comment

Especially for the slow of wit and the short of memory.

While everyone comfortably assures themselves and each other they already know it all, they completely fail to remember not EVERYONE knows it all!

So stop trying to stop the truth from getting out to the many who need to know the truth! What exactly are those who try to silence McClellan, by diminishing the value of his words afraid of?

Oh yeh, the truth. They are AFRAID of the truth!

Which is a pretty good indication they belong to that special group of hand-maidens to the liars. And they know it. And they think WE don’t know it!

By Louise, June 2 at 9:05 am #

“Hillary Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe tells the National Journal’s splendiferous Tammy Haddad that he doesn’t care for former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s scathing memoir.” lens-book.html

“I never like it when someone works for someone and then comes out and writes a book trashing them,” quoth the Macker. “I don’t care if it is politics or life. If he was that upset about everything, he should have quit. Remember, Gerald Ford’s press secretary quit when he disagreed with pardoning, Ford pardoning Nixon. If you don’t agree, then get out. And I just, I find it abhorrent the way these people come out and write books about their boss. It made ‘em money, it made ‘em prestige, it gave them all this power, and then they turn around and slap ‘em. I just, I gotta tell you, I just uh, I don’t care who it is—Democrat, Republican—it’s wrong.”

Which puts McAuliffe on the same side as mainstreammedia. The puzzle here is how come McAuliffe and mainstreammedia are offended?

Which original founding father felt truth was important?

Oh right ... ALL of them.

Meanwhile mainstreammedia and McAuliffe, not being able to realize the value of truth are far more focused on the value of loyalty. Never mind that McClellan, like all the rest of us got sick and tired of being lied to and decided loyalty to his believes had to take precedent over loyalty to a pack of liars.

Now some might say he took far to long to tell the truth.

But I find it interesting they are the same reporters and editors and anchor men and politicos who knew damn full well all this crap was going on and took, and STILL take even longer! In fact even now, while they should be busy verifying McClellan’s claims for the public, they are instead trying to discredit him!

Why is that?

Simple answer really.

They are part and parcel, hand-maidens to the liars. And they know it. And they think WE don’t know it!

And they, to a man and woman haven’t got the decency to admit their corruption!

Now McAuliffe, that’s a revelation. We all know mainstreammedia is wedded at the hip to the fascist empire. We just didn’t realize a high power democrat politico like Hillary’s Campaign Chair apparently is too!

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By Misfiteye, June 4, 2008 at 11:26 pm Link to this comment

I just can’t shake the feeling that Scotts little tell-all is a plant. He didn’t realy tell us anything new and he did it with so much respect and personal affection; they realy are descent people who just got caught up in the washington spin; they didn’t meen to deceive the American people.


Scott is such a nice, goodlooking, likable sort that he is the obvious choice for this administration to send out of the castle with a dead skunk and a dozen roses to blaim it all on Washington.

“The Devil made me do it.”

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By Eric L. Prentis, June 4, 2008 at 10:45 am Link to this comment
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Mr. McClellan, you say in your book, “I still like and admire George W. Bush,” and “I consider him (Bush) a fundamentally decent person, and I do not believe he or his White House deliberately or consciously sought to deceive the American people.” You blame only his immediate advisors, i.e., Karl Rove, VP Cheney, Lewis Libby etc., for selling the unnecessary war in Iraq using propaganda, discrediting the war critic Joseph Wilson and the outing his wife, the ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame. This would make President Bush either; 1) totally detached; 2) a fool: or 3) the great deceiver, which is it Mr. McClellan?

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By AT, June 4, 2008 at 9:18 am Link to this comment
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Vp Cheney came out of hibernation to joke about incest but more offensively, when asked about the public negative reaction to Bush’s leadership(character welcome) he respond “So!”. Rememeber this is the same elected official (I did not vote for him) who flipped the middle finger in the senate some years back.

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By jmndodge, June 4, 2008 at 6:45 am Link to this comment

Put some things into perspective, when Scott reacted to the questions about criminal intent.  Stewart’s ability to frame the issue by speaking the unspeakable sheds light on the facts.

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By Bullshot Detector, June 3, 2008 at 10:40 pm Link to this comment
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Another turd floats to the surface. Flush ‘em all!

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By i,Q, June 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm Link to this comment

i totally love it when Td plays the comedy hits.

Check out the perma-smile all over the at-times-squirming Scott. i’m a little disappointed that Scotty refused to admit that conspiring to selectively withhold negative information from the public was a “sin of omission.”

Smile on Scotty, smile on.

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