Scott McClellan vs. Karl Rove: Left Wing Blogger?
By Jim Roberts
May 28, 2008
Karl Rove believes that Scott McClellan sounds like a "left-wing blogger". The man that was dubbed the architect by President George W. Bush was on Fox news punching back at the former White House press secretary and slammed him in an interview saying the book doesn't sound like Scott but a "a left-wing blogger". The attacks are scathing from McClellan and the White House is stunned at the revelations that will be revealed in the book.
McClellan says it was Karl Rove's idea to take the picture of the president looking down at the destruction of Hurricane Katrina from Air Force One even though he and former presidential counselor Dan Bartlett opposed it. McClellan also sharply criticizes the White House over it's handling of Hurricane Katrina, writing: "One of the worst disasters in our nation's history became one of the biggest disasters in Bush's presidency. Katrina and the botched federal response to it would largely come to define Bush's second term."
The book also paints both himself and Bush as victims in the case of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Some accuse former White House advisers Karl Rove, Lewis Scooter Libby and Elliott Abrams of leaking Plame's name to the media.
McClellan also claims Bush and his top lieutenants used propaganda to drum up support for the Iraq war, writing in the book, "He and his advisers confused the propaganda campaign with the high level of candor and honesty so fundamentally needed to build and then sustain public support during a time of war. In this regard, he was terribly ill-served by his top advisers, especially those involved directly in national security."
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