As a friend of mine said the other day “someone should eat Bush’s lunch”. I’m still not sure what that means but I believe Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s new book may do just that. The book titled, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception is due out next week. According to Politico the book is filled with shocking revelations,😯 . Oh really?  

• McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.” 

• The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them — and McClellan was continuing to defend them despite mounting evidence they had not given him all the facts.

• McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff — “had at best misled” him about their role in the disclosure of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.


It sounds like just another day in the Bush Administration to me. Does lunch include dessert?