Watching Scotty Blow
Not for one second did I believe that Scotty McLellan would reveal the truth -- about anything -- in his book, "If Cheney Did It." He lied every day while he was in the White House; why should he start telling the truth now? It was, as I suspected, all his publisher's hype.
Turns out the lying sack hasn't even written the book yet:
Peter Osnos, the founder and editor-in-chief of Public Affairs Books, which is publishing McClellan's book in April, tells NBC from his Connecticut home that McCLellan [sic], "Did not intend to suggest Bush lied to him."
Osnos says when McClellan went before the White House press corps in 2003 to publicly exonerate Libby and Rove, the problem was that his statement was not true. Osnos said the president told McClellan what "he thought to be the case." But, he says, McClellan believes, "the president didn't know it was not true."
Osnos says the quotes which appeared on the Public Affairs Books website were part of the roll out of the book catalogues for the spring printings. And he says McClellan had not finished the manuscript for the memoir yet and was working under deadline to have the book completed for the April publishing.
It was all pure P.R. B.S.
McClellan's book, "What Happened," isn't due out until April, and the excerpt was merely a teaser. It doesn't get into detail about how Bush and Cheney were involved or reveal what happened behind the scenes.
If "It" refers to the book, that sounds like a pretty good fraud case against the publisher.
How could anyone seriously believe that Scotty would be honest after seeing him in action at press briefings? (And, on another matter, who the hell cares what the White House Press Secretary has to say about anything? Did anyone buy Ari Fleisswhore's book, "Talking Shite"?)