Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is Little Scottie Trying To Be The New John Dean


Well, whadd'ya know, apparently Little Scottie McClellan's gone and written a tell all book.

And, apparently, he's decided to throw a few of his fellow traveller's under the bus.

Travellers like Mess'rs Karl Rove and I 'Scooter' Libby.

This is the way Emptywheel calls it:

"McClellan also suggests that Libby and Rove secretly colluded to get their stories straight at a time when federal investigators were hot on the (outing of CIA agent Valerie) Plame case.

“There is only one moment during the leak episode that I am reluctant to discuss,” he writes. “It was in 2005, during a time when attention was focusing on Rove and Libby, and it sticks vividly in my mind. … Following [a meeting in Chief of Staff Andy Card’s office], … Scooter Libby was walking to the entryway as he prepared to depart when Karl turned to get his attention. ‘You have time to visit?’ Karl asked. ‘Yeah,’ replied Libby.

“I have no idea what they discussed, but it seemed suspicious for these two, whom I had never noticed spending any one-on-one time together, to go behind closed doors and visit privately. … At least one of them, Rove, it was publicly known at the time, had at best misled me by not sharing relevant information, and credible rumors were spreading that the other, Libby, had done at least as much. …

“The confidential meeting also occurred at a moment when I was being battered by the press for publicly vouching for the two by claiming they were not involved in leaking Plame’s identity, when recently revealed information was now indicating otherwise. …

I don’t know what they discussed, but what would any knowledgeable person reasonably and logically conclude was the topic? Like the whole truth of people’s involvement, we will likely never know with any degree of confidence.”

So, is this a case of Little Scottie trying to save his skin, or is he just trying to make a big whack of money?

Not sure, exactly, but I'd take pretty short odds on the answer being 'both'.

Regardless, Emptwheel suggests that we who are interested should save our money and let her buy a single copy so that she can buy a single copy and tell us the interesting bits.

That way, Little Scottie makes no money off the progressives and we get an idea of both the veracity and the hard facts surrounding the tiny one's claims.


Somewhere I read how the little Sultan of Smarm talks about how he had to go in front of the 'Kleig Lights' everyday to dispense his Swill to the Willing. Couldn't help but think of another SmarmMeister who worked with the Klieg and later turned turtle in book form. One big difference, however, was that the second guy did most of his mea culpatista writing from prison.


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