Ex-Bushie: McClellan Is Right
Posted on May 29, 2008
As former White House press secretary Scott McClellan continues to catch major flak from Bush loyalists for “snitching” on Dubya and select presidential sidekicks in his new memoir, another erstwhile Bush aide, Mike Turk, has come out in support of McClellan’s fightin’ words in an interview with The Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post:
Mike Turk served as the eCampaign director for President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign. As such, his tenure corresponded with that of McClellan’s. No longer connected to the administration, Turk is now one of the few (if any) voices with connections to that crowd who are saying, quite simply, that the book “What Happened” is steeped in little more than truth.
“After watching McClellan on Today this morning, I think the reception his book received exemplifies the point he was making,” Turk told The Huffington Post in an email. “People had high hopes for President Bush to bring America together after his election and after the attacks on 9/11. They felt disillusioned by the Administration’s adoption of the ‘win at all costs’ partisan mentality in this town. I think the bigger point of Scott’s book comes from the lessons he learned while playing a part in the permanent campaign. It’s an exploration of how that mindset can lead to some really bad choices.”
Scott McClellan points an accusing finger at Bush & Co. in his new book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.”