|Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan spills the beans about the Bush administration... and you can read all about it in his new book which retails for just $27.95!|
GLENN: Let me switch gears to the McClellan thing. McClellan, what is absolutely amazing is have you seen how McClellan is being treated by the press? He is being heralded as a hero, as somebody who is just absolutely incredible, he's the best -- first of all, McClellan and his new book, it was published by the same guy who has published six books from George Soros. He also -- the publisher is associated with the Nation magazine which is from the very far left. He also is the publisher of the Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. This is the left of the left that published this book. They did an interview with him yesterday, the publisher and he said he was involved. He was involved writing part of the book. So you can count on, that's a very -- that's very fair. The media is holding Scott McClellan up and saying, thank goodness somebody is finally, somebody's talking. Except if you go back and you read some of the articles and you look at some of the transcripts, when George Stephanopolous came out, Margaret Carlson wrote an article in 1999, All Too Human, a Political Education. Margaret Carlson and Time magazine called Stephanopolous a turncoat when he came out against George W. Bush, called him a backstabber, called him an ingrate. Meanwhile McClellan's getting a standing ovation.
Here's one from NBC: It will be known as the latest example of disloyalty at the top, an attempt to cash in on trickle-down celebrity with an instant book. Really? Nonstop round of interviews. George has been hit with scathing criticism. On NBC Katie Couric asked him how he felt to be called a turncoat whose take on the President was "Kind of creepy." Over at CBS Mark McEwen said the author was being called a backstabber and an ingrate. On CNN Mandy Grunwald noted that the President -- if the President hadn't given George the opportunity of a lifetime, George might still be a Capitol Hill aide, not a multimillion dollar book writer and commentator. Carville says Washington has become the Truman Show, broadcasting President Clinton's private life is something approaching realtime. By the way, George Stephanopolous, commenting on Dick Morris' memoirs, George Stephanopolous said you have a responsibility not to embarrass the President. It hurts the country. It's stupidity and weakness. He may have been disloyal enough to take nearly $3 million to write the book.
Here's how I feel about this. And you can quote me on this. Scott McClellan, why all of a sudden if he had all of these grave concerns, why didn't he raise them sooner? This is how long after he left the administration? Now all of a sudden he's raising these grave concerns that he claims he had? I think you have to look at the facts. One, he's bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He's written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote the book. And certainly let's look into the politics of it. I mean, can we look at the politics of it? By the way, you shouldn't quote me because I just plagiarized. That's Scott McClellan, that's an exact quote he said about former secretary of the treasury Paul O'Neill on his book The Price of Loyalty. So... you had all these grave concerns, Mr. Hero, why didn't you bring them up then.
You hear stuff like that, you're telling me you're not moving to Montana? Come on. All these people, these people spin things, the truth doesn't matter anymore. You tell me that the country is on the right track. The country's not on the right track. The people aren't on the right track. At least the people who are running the country are not on the right track.