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Old 05-30-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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In response to a question at a conference in Boston last night, Mary Matalin and James Carville took turns eviscerating Scott McClellan and his new book.

Doug Ross @ Journal
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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It's called "character-assasination"!

It's an aspect of mastering "democracy". You know, free speech is free to all, but step on the wrong toes, you're gonna pay for it.

What makes it even more interesting is that this guy was the press secretary, so he should be able to fend off attacks on his character and should know the ins and outs of how the media works, but as it stands, the media is part of the culprit to blame in all of this too!

Interesting saga yet to be played out.

OTOH - I wonder if this is some prelude (the book..)to show regualar Americans what to watch out for in the case for the administration making the case to drum up support to wage war with Iran?!
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Set yourself up for "character assassination", what do you expect, cake and ice cream? Sheez.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Scotty the Scumbag.

A little man with a whole lot of new friends in the media.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Scotty the Scumbag.

A little man with a whole lot of new friends in the media.

I don't think he exactly has friends in the media.
He inadverdently blames them for contributing to the lies by spinning the reality, editing important information among other things that led up to the war in Iraq.

In other words, the "media" is partly to blame in his "memoir".
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I don't think he exactly has friends in the media.
He inadverdently blames them for contributing to the lies by spinning the reality, editing important information among other things that led up to the war in Iraq.

In other words, the "media" is partly to blame in his "memoir".
I said "new" friends. The ones making hay out of this Judas.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Set yourself up for "character assassination", what do you expect, cake and ice cream? Sheez.
I'm sure he knew what to expect going in. I'm sure he's not as daft as you'd make out to be in your remark.

What i mean by "character assasination" is that "they" will discredit him at every chance available whether he's right and they're wrong or vice-versa.

I tend to believe there is a degree of insurmountable truth as to what Scotty has to say. He's just saying what the majority of folks concluded some time ago. He's just so happens to be someone with some degree of credibility being the press secretary and all.

My only gripe with S.M. is that i'd wish he said what he's saying some time ago.

Another thing is, i hope he donates the proceeds from his book to charity or something of the likes, maybe to help war veterans.

Last edited by Blue Grass Fever; 05-30-2008 at 10:38 PM.. Reason: deft to daft...
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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I said "new" friends. The ones making hay out of this Judas.
Gotcha.

You're the one that is part-time serious and part-time facetious. Hard to tell sometimes, at least for me, what exactly are you conveying at times.

My bad....
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Scotty the Scumbag.

A little man with a whole lot of new friends in the media.
So, you think he did it for the money (as I believe he did too)?

Considering the lack of ability to impact policy at this time, if he were ethical, wouldn't he have at least waited until after Bush left office?
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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In the end I suspect he want the money that a controversial book will make. Some peole think millions are worht burnig bridges.
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