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I've still got it~

This is cross-posted from Superbusnet. And yes, I will keep putting my pieces here until I know more people are reading the RSS feed.

So another "advisor" to George W. Bush has come forth with a tell-all book basically saying what any sane person has known since 2002: that Georgy's been a very, very bad boy, or at the very least, very stupid. This is being treated like news, which is kinda surprising to me, as 1) he's not the first guy to write a book about his experiences in George's house of propaganda mirrors he calls the White House, and 2) he's really, from what I've seen, not saying anything new. In fact, a lot of the things he's saying have been accused by people in the past, people that were run over by the Neo-Cons for being non-patriotic, hating the troops, and I think one blogger was accused of killing Bambi's mother. In short, for a lot of "conspiracy theorists", What Happened is the justification they've been looking for.

I have my own theories about our current administration, many of which are freely searchable in my own archives. However, if this is justification, I'm not impressed. I'd personally rather have it from someone that doesn't drip like a smarmy snake-oil salesman.

I believe in considering the source of anything controversial when it comes out, and this source is very suspect. Just what he said about the Valerie Plame affair is enough to cause any rational person who respects what they see in the mirror everyday to suck down a bottle of aspirin and a fifth of scotch; that's enough on it's own grounds. But this is someone who, for three years, was essentially the Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf to Bush and Cheney's Saddam Hussein, or if you want to get more historical, the Goebbels to their Hitler. If you believe his book, he knowingly lied - or at the very least, greatly exaggerated the truth - about the information he was given, and directly led to the jingoism and faux patriotism that kept support for what was, from the start (and I'm being VERY kind here), a wrongly started, immoral war.

Now, this man wants to come out and say he had reservations the whole time? How noble. Well, I guess a man has to confess when he does something wro-- oh, what's that? He only did it after getting a contract for a book that has an MSRP of $27.95 USD? Like a blind man pissing into the wind, I feel it all coming back to me now! Hell, if you're going to ruin what little confidence anyone has in your gutless, insincere self, might as well make a few bucks on the side, right? After all, this might be your last big payday, Scott; after this, I wouldn't trust you with secret sauce, let alone national secrets!

Any person worthy of being called an adult - man, woman, doesn't matter - would voice objections to something they're doing before doing it. If they had a major problem with it, they would not do it, because personal integrity is something that can never be fully regained, something people conveniently forget while they're working in their cushy White House job. What, are you not going to get another job if you quit? You're the fucking White House Press Secretary! I don't think you're going to go back to a life of stocking shelves! And whereas we only suspected you were completely and utterly full of shit while you held your job with the Bush administration, now, we have indelible proof... or we would, if we just bought your book, right?

I'm sure something positive will come from this; while the people in the Bush administration who have led our country to be an undoubtedly worse place to live than it was when they took power in 2001 will not see justice from this, or any other book, Michael Tomasky over at the Guardian does make mention to how gutless and negligent America's profit-driven press was; instead of doing their jobs, they acted like true, stereotypical cheerleaders: pom-poms in air, putting on a grand show, and blowing the captain of the team. I don't know what's more sad: that our "free" press has become nothing but facilitators on a grand scale to whoever's in power, or that it took a liberal blogger on a British website to point out our flaws again. But I do know this much: any man of integrity or decency who truly wanted to come clean about his involvement in a dirty administration would have done it without the dollar sign attached. Since that's not the case with Mr. McClellan, I can only go by what I see, and what I see is another rat jumping off of a sinking ship, looking to save his tail.


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May. 31st, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
As the end of the maladministration draws nearer, I expect we'll see a lot more of this: rats leaving the sinking ship and trying to save themselves. It's not surprising they'd do so, either, what with the neocon tendancy to throw people under the bus.
May. 31st, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
^^^ What SS said. The Freemasons Illuminati Aryan Nation Neocons are trying to save themselves now so they can regroup at a later time, but I don't think anybody with an IQ above 50 (i.e. anybody living outside the Midwest and the South) is buying their schtick.
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