Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Scott McClellan: "I Unknowingly Lied"

Remember when Vice President George H. W. Bush claimed to be out of the loop during Iran/Contra?

Fast forward to today...

Scott McClellan's Book Coming in April -- Admits Wrongdoing in Clearing Rove and Libby in CIA Leak Case

By E&P Staff

NEW YORK To no one's surprise in a world where top White House aides with any president eventually write a book about it, former Press Sectetary Scott McClellan will be coming out with his volume in April.

It's called "What Happened" and its publisher, Public Affairs, at its Web site carries this brief excerpt:

"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."

Then snotty Scotty fingers the real liars...

"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."

So now we know BushCo's updated out of the loop defense for absolutely every occasion:

"I lied accidentally (to the nation) because my best buddies lied to me."

Advice to Scotty: With friends like yours... Avoid small planes and long walks in the woods (with a gun and/or a knife). And don't go hunting with Cheney, either.

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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