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Shoot the Messenger

Since they don’t seem to be able to dispute any of the facts in (former Bush press secretary) Scott McClellan’s book “What Happened“, the Republicans are employing their standard tricks and attempting to smear McClellan himself. Unwilling to even identify themselves, unnamed sources in the White House called McClellan a “traitor” and “Benedict”. In the National Review, they declared that McClellan was a “Hamas apologist”. Michelle Malkin calls him a “turncoat” and Jennifer Rubin calls him a “hack” and dismisses him as “probably the worst White House press secretary in recent memory”.

Ironically, this is exactly the kind of White House behavior that McClellan wrote about in the book. What better proof of McClellan’s claims.

Even worse, consider who is calling him a “traitor”. Does the White House really want to put that word on the table?