Ya gotta love it

I knew this bomb of a tome set sail some time ago. If I knew, they knew. Trust me. McClellan telegraphed both the book and the tone thereof, months ago when he was quoted on Plamegate.

“The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. There was one problem.
It was not true.
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.”

Again, I first read that months ago. I was a little excited. Excited like Easter morning. Excited about the egg hunt, the toys and the chocolate. In my family, it was Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why are they all acting so suprised? This train has been belching steam for months.

Some senior campaign spokeshole for the Pantsuit named Kitty or something pined away for decency, insinuated Pasty McSquinty had somehow exhibited bad form. Whined that he had committed some political and ethical faux pas. He should have at least waited until the administration was allowed to escape. David Gergen piled on a little. He bristled at Anderson Cooper’s musing that they’re there to spin and obfuscate anyway.

Let me give you my take on it. Looks like Mr. Pasty McSquinty is my new mythical rabbit. Hoppin’ down the bunny trail. This is fascinating and glorious. I used to hate this bastard. This guy was infuckingside. They used him every day. Sent him out to be a pinata. I used to howl at him. It was comedy. They sent this poor fuck out in a straight jacket, day after day, with the words “sign language only” ringing in his ears.

I said back then it looked like the worst job in the world.

He went home and broke pencils for a while. Built birdhouses. Seethed. A quiet, but accomplished man who valued loyalty. He began to realize he was the cannon fodder they intended him to be. It was a severe blow to his heart and his ego.

Eventually, he felt liberated.

He found a passion for gardening. His flowerbeds were breathtaking.

He was able to masturbate in the shower again.

Then he wrote a book.

What he’s done is gone postal in an upper echelon Executive Branch kinda way. He’s effectively crapped down the neck of Dick-in-Bush.

On a related note, the guy who composed and performed the whistling theme song for Opie Cunningham and Andy Griffith died today.

Despite that last caveat, it’s a gorgeous set of circumstances. I thinkk the official release is Monday, the second of June. It will be Easter to me. I’ll buy the book, some candy and go to a diner for breakfast. I’ll be sure to order ham. I’ll get some some pre-packaged hardboiled eggs from the 7-11.

There may not be a thing in there I don’t already know but this is gonna be good stuff.

Drinks for my friends.

6 Responses to “Ya gotta love it”

  • Publius Madison:

    In regards to America’s foreign policy and the war in Iraq, one presidential candidate had the foresight, knowledge and judgment to get it right.

    – Quotes from Senator John McCain preluding the War in Iraq – 2002 and 2003

    1. “Saddam is developing weapons of mass destruction as quickly as he can and has the ability to turn Iraq into a weapons assembly line for Al Qaeda.” – Senator John McCain on Fox News in November 2001

    Fact: In July of 2004, President Bush finally admitted that “we have not found stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.” On October 6, 2004, the head of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), Charles Duelfer, announced to the United States Senate Armed Services Committee that the group found no evidence that Iraq under Saddam Hussein had produced and stockpiled any weapons of mass destruction since 1991, when UN sanctions were imposed.

    2. “I believe that the success will be fairly easy. We will win this conflict. We will win it easily.” – Senator John McCain on CNN’s Larry King in September 2002

    Fact: The War in Iraq is now in its fifth year, lasting longer than World War II, and with no end in sight.

    3. “There’s no doubt in my mind … we will be welcomed as liberators.” – Senator John McCain on MSNBC in March 2003

    Fact: A growing insurgency took hold and led to more than 5 years of violence. A new ABC/BBC poll shows that over 70 percent of Iraqis want the United States to leave Iraq. Most believe the U.S. troop “surge” has increased rather than decreased violence in Iraq.

    4. “There’s not a history of clashes that are violent between Sunnis and Shias, so I think they can probably get along.” – Senator John McCain on MSNBC in April 2003

    Fact: Sunni and Shia are the two major denominations of Islam and have been fighting a war for dominance in Iraq for hundreds of years. There is now a level of sectarian tension that is unrivaled in Iraq’s modern history and threatens inevitable civil war.

    5. “We’re not going to get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad.” – Senator John McCain on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in 2002

    Fact: Fallujah is a city in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, located roughly 43 miles west of Baghdad. Two major pitched battles have been staged there that most military historians agree was the most brutal house-to-house fighting witnessed since the battle for Hue City during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War.

    6. “We’re not going to have a bloodletting of trading American bodies for Iraqi bodies.” – Senator John McCain on CNN in 2002

    Fact: After five years in Iraq, the U.S. military has suffered more than 29,000 wounded and over 4,000 dead. The percentage of American soldiers returning home from the war as permanently maimed amputees is the highest since the American Civil War.

    – The following are excerpts from a speech Barack Obama made in Chicago in 2002, preluding the War in Iraq

    1. “This will be a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.”

    2. The Iraqi people, would be better off without him. But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors.”

    3. “The Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained.”

    4. “Even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.”

    5. “An invasion of Iraq will strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.”

    6. “Without a clear rationale for war and without strong international support we’ll only fan the flames of the middle east, and encourage the worst impulses of the Arab world.”

    7. “You want a fight, President Bush? Let’s fight to wean ourselves off Middle East oil, through an energy policy that doesn’t simply serve the interests of Exxon and Mobil.”

    Fact: His statements have been proven to be well-founded, his concerns extremely accurate. Everything Barack Obama predicted back in 2002 has come to pass in the ongoing war in Iraq. Obama was able to read between the lines of the Bush administration’s propaganda and false reasoning for war. The Democratic senator from Illinois got it exactly right… the “experienced” Republican senator from Arizona was wrong on every level. If you are still questioning who to vote for in November… perhaps this will help make up your mind.

    Someone make an email out of this and pass it on!!!

  • Damnit! Took him long enough! We’ve been smelling the shit for years….and it’s been fermenting in the trash bag….and somebody just ripped it open.
    It stanks soooooooo good!

    I’m just waiting for the “I am not a crook” speech…..

    I’m in the mood for a Tequila Sunrise…..

  • David Lee 3:

    Gergen is a tool. Pasty’s book should be a good.

    Let’s hope there there are impartial investigations that come out of this.

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale please.

  • Stravingus:


    There are so many books on my reading list, but this one breaks the velvet ropes and gets the VIP (Vastly Imperative Publication) pass.

    Somewhere, Woodward & Bernstein are smiling.

    The first domino falls, how long till the last one?

  • Several years ago I had dealings with current media spotlight phenom, Scott McClellan. I write about it on the Idle Wordship web site.


  • X'd out Santa:

    Scott McClellen’s eyes squinty, but weren’t eyes wide shut…, I have’nt believed in Santa for a long time, so why bother to buy the book, which will just be vomit, from a horrible illnes. The media, is already covering this well known garbage! Its just a repeat of crap, that most of us already know. The real antidote, would be the book by Vincent Bugliosi, “The prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder.” Obfuscation Eschewed!

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