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Left’s New Hero: Coward & Conscious Collaborator

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 4:36 pm - May 29, 2008.
Filed under: Bush-hatred,Liberals,Media Bias,Post 9-11 America

One sign someone has become a hero to the angry left when he appears on the MSNBC show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Tonight, former White House Press Secretary will be the guest of the former sportscaster.

Scott McClellan is the new hero of the angry left. Not for saying anything bold, original, wise or wonderful, but quite the contrary for repeating what they “know” to be true that our current president is a horrible, no good, very bad man.

The left has now anointed a man who, if he is currently speaking honestly, defines himself (as I noted previously) as both a coward and conscious collaborator.

We know he’s a coward because his co-workers have pointed out that when in the White house, he never spoke up to question what he now contends was propaganda and deceit. Earlier today on MSNBC, calling McClellan the ultimate “company man,” former White House Assistant Press Secretary Reed Dickens recalled that his one-time colleague never once spoke up during heated policy exchanges where Administration staff offered multiple points of view, including critiques of the president’s policies. Dickens isn’t the only one saying as much.

If he McClellan really believes what he is now saying, we know he’s a conscious collaborator because for three years, he continued to push that supposed “deceit” and “propaganda.” A decent man wouldn’t have served as the chief spokesman for, what he believed to be, a dishonest team. He would have resigned and immediately come forward with his claims, not waiting two years after he left the White House to say something he had never previously even hinted at.

He didn’t even resign, admitting in the book that “he was pushed to leave earlier than he had planned.” Pushed to leave? Earlier than he had planned? You mean he had wanted to stay on and continue to promote the deceitful propaganda of this out-of-touch Administration?

What kind of person wants to stay on and serve someone he believes is lying and deceiving the American people about matters so consequential?

I guess that kind of someone is the type of individual Keith Olbermann likes to have on his show.

UPDATE: Trent Duffy, former White House deputy press secretary, reports that as late as December 2005, McClellan said he loved his job and intended to stay on:

His line on NBC about being “disillusioned” 10 months before his departure is pure fabrication and a direct contrast to what he told me repeatedly and directly in a series of personal discussions we had on this exact subject. I know because I asked him directly what his plans were in December 2005 and he told me in his office that he loved the job. He was overjoyed and proud to serve President Bush and had no plans on leaving.

UP-UPDATE: In a similar vein, Victor Davis Hanson calls McClellan either a “dead soul [or] a simple huckster.”



  1. The most revealing thing I picked up from your excellent post was that when McClellan was forced out he had wanted to stay longer. To me, that totally destroys any credibility he has in the book.

    Comment by Trace Phelps — May 29, 2008 @ 6:46 pm - May 29, 2008

  2. The most interesting thing to me is who the liberals prop up as heroes: Wesley Clarke, Joe Wilson, Richard Clarke, the douchebag who wrote articles about soldiers running over dogs, the ass clown who claimed to be an Iraq veteran but washed out in boot, etc. etc. etc.

    They were good fodder for the MSM for, at most, a week and where are they now? Living in a van down by the river? They’re heroes as long as the truth doesn’t come out and then the liberals bury them faster’n a cat buries a turd in a sandbox.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 29, 2008 @ 7:11 pm - May 29, 2008

  3. Republicans after all are capitalists. We and they are out to make a living in a capitalist country. If McClellan is truely a boob and just an average guy, he’s now looking for a payoff. After working in the White House he surely expected a career in media of some type. Look at all the former staffers on the payrolls of networks and cable. He got nothing. So I think he was forced to write a book. Now like others, O’Neil, Gergen, Brook, they search for their fame and fortune. I understand it. And view them appropriately. I don’t think many buy their books, other than critics trying to support the W hating movement.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 29, 2008 @ 8:28 pm - May 29, 2008

  4. McClellan should be hoping for big book royalties – a day job could be hard to come by.

    Who would want to hire a backstabber for any position of trust?

    If Bush really was screwing us around, McClellan should have done the honorable thing: resign and go public. I could respect that.

    But look at Dick Morris – McClellan could yet have a future.

    Comment by Robert — May 29, 2008 @ 8:36 pm - May 29, 2008

  5. yup…still laughing.

    Comment by Kevin — May 29, 2008 @ 9:53 pm - May 29, 2008

  6. Actually you are right. What’s the difference between “journalists” and McClellan.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — May 29, 2008 @ 10:27 pm - May 29, 2008

  7. Apparently McClellan practically had to make a deal with the devil himself to get his book published.

    Why does this sound like a movie to me?

    Comment by American Elephant — May 30, 2008 @ 5:53 am - May 30, 2008

  8. What K-Lo said:

    Scott McClellan does a lot of empty whining about “the Washington game” in his book, and on his media tour thus far. Ironically, Scott McClellan is what’s wrong with Washington: people in power who don’t believe in anything.

    Comment by V the K — May 30, 2008 @ 8:04 am - May 30, 2008

  9. Kevin – Don’t worry buddy, we are still laughing at you 😉

    Oh, before I forget – Congratulations on YET ANOTHER quarter of escaping the gay death camps of Wyoming! A life on the run is hard, I know. Yet you always manage to find a computer in whatever town you’re staying in, to treat us to your ‘special’ views. Awesome! 🙂

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 30, 2008 @ 10:51 am - May 30, 2008

  10. McClellan would be the ultimate insider, short of Dick Cheney, on this issue. And yet, despite his close proximity to the vortex of evil that is BusHitlerburtPretzel he does not advance the perpetual search for an ACTUAL LIE told by the President or surrogates. On the simple existence of this book the House is calling for Rove to testify on Plame again, yet as always just what Rove is supposed to have done, as opposed to Richard Armitage, goes unspoken. It looks like Soros had a pile of dust Leftwing manuscripts laying around, (a wasting asset in a post Bush world) mashed a few up and had Scott sign the bottom. This event will prove as momentous as the Downing Street Memo, its progenitor.

    Comment by megapotamus — May 30, 2008 @ 11:23 am - May 30, 2008

  11. Bob Dole unloads on McClellan.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 30, 2008 @ 1:01 pm - May 30, 2008

  12. yup…still laughing.

    Oh, to have the simple mind of a child and ZERO responsibilities again. Must be nice.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — May 31, 2008 @ 3:32 am - May 31, 2008

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