The Lady Speaks

Buh-Bye to the Minister of Propaganda

Awww…it's such a shame to see the Minister of Propaganda…Scott McClellan announcing his decision to resign.

Our Heroic LeaderThe Decider….the President had this to say about Scottie, via NBC News:

Bush said McClellan had “a challenging assignment.”

“I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity,” the president said. “It’s going to be hard to replace Scott, but nevertheless he made the decision and I accepted it. One of these days, he and I are going to be rocking in chairs in Texas and talking about the good old days.”

Do they allow rocking chairs in a federal penitentiary? Oh…sorry – wishful thinking.

McClellan came back on the plane to the press cabin and shook hands all around. Someone said it was a sad moment, and McClellan replied, “It is sad on some level.” He said he would accompany Bush on a trip to California this weekend and remain on the job for a couple more weeks until a replacement is named.

He said he had been thinking seriously about leaving in the past few weeks since Andrew Card announced he was leaving as chief of staff.

“With a new chief of staff coming on board,” McClellan said, “it was a good time to make this decision. And three years would have been an awfully long time in this position.

“I’ve been at this for a long time and I didn’t need much encouragement to make this decision, even though you all kept tempting me.”

Aww, Scottie. What will we do without you? Can another press secretary stick so stubbornly to the tired talking points as you have? Will any other press secretary match you for sheer bullheadedness and repetition. Can anyone else do as well as you in repeating the "Blah, blah, blah…9/11….blah, blah…we were attacked…blah, blah….terror, terror…blah, blah….9/11…blah, blah…." bullsh*t without breaking into gales of laughter at the ridiculousness of it all.

I think that guy who worked for Saddam is available…you know, the one who told us American troops were surrendering outside Baghdad, even though we could all see – via CNN – that the Americans were in the city already. He'd be a perfect fit for your job – after all, he already has experience working with a lunatic.

More from firedoglake, and Fineman, on the WH's new deck-chair arrangement, including Rove's move away from policymaking. Crooks and Liars has audio of the montage Al Franken put together to say buh-bye to Scottie here

April 19, 2006 - Posted by | Bush, Government, Media, White House

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