Re: The Hackiest Hack of All

I heartily concur with Daniel: McClellan was probably the worst White House press secretary in recent memory. His infamous deer-in-the-headlights look, an inability to engage or respond effectively to the White House press corps, and a generally inept demeanor were the subject of much ridicule at the time–mainly by the press itself. To write of the Bush administration that “they were all evil” or “they all lied” smacks of excuse-mongering. The height of this is when he declares that the press was too “deferential.” When–while they were pummeling him on national TV? Why didn’t he quit if all his colleagues were liars and fools? He didn’t voice any reservations at the time, while cashing his paycheck and defending the President to the media pack everyday. Was he lying then? Or is this some kind of recovered memory?

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