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Since the news broke about former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's new book, there has been a curious lack of commentary on the topic in certain mainstream U.S. news outlets and only a vague official reaction from the White House. Meanwhile, his publisher is attempting to do some damage control.

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The newsweekly reports about Bush's recently departed chief of staff: "Card did not want to go. But he 'heard the tom-toms.' " The magazine also writes that Card's replacement, Josh Bolten, has "less disdain for the press and more interest in policy."

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Unlike the president, who gets to bed around 10 p.m. and has spent a record amount of time on vacation, Bush's staffers are apparently exhausted beyond belief--which may account for oversights like the botched Dubai Ports deal.

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