Scott McClellan Lied – Who Knew?

21 11 2007

From the Huffington Post:

In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, McClellan recounts the 2003 news conference in which he told reporters that aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby were “not involved” in the leak involving operative Valerie Plame.

“There was one problem. It was not true,” McClellan writes, according to a brief excerpt released Tuesday. “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.”

It is never too early to build up buzz about your book, even though it isn’t due out until April.

This is kind of like the Santa Claus at Macy’s standing up, taking off his fake beard, and announcing that he isn’t actually santa clause.  We know that.  But he puts on a little show and we suspend our disbelief. 

No one has ever confused Scott McClellan with someone who was telling them the truth.  I mean honestly.  The only revelation here is that McClellan is making some un-confirmable accusations to boost book sales.

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