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Post Mortem on Scott McClellan (Part 1)

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But the tacticians at the White House which now includes Andrew Card and others were far less charming.  “Turd Blossom” [Bush’s pet name for Karl Rove]is such an ass that you have to be at his level, or he will pummel you with his arrogant and snide remarks meant to constantly keep you in check and realization of his power and authority.  And, by the way, no one is at his level except the President and he is Bush’s Brain as labeled by Wayne Slater and Jim Moore in their book, “Bush’s Brain”. 

Scott McClellan’s job was meant to be the leader of the pigeons, and broadcast the company line – “feed the pigeons” was the summary of his job description within the eyes of his employers – Bush, Cheney, Card, Libby, Rove, Hughes and Bartlett.  His predecessor – Fleischer – had more involvement because he had more history with turd blossom and associates. 

The Acts of McClellan That Became His Fate 

As someone quite experienced within Bush World, McClellan was fatefully scripted for limited success or failure, and loyalty to the letter was all that could make success the outcome.  McClellan was a fledgling and never meant to achieve anything.  He was a tool of Bush World.  There was no plan for his success as those that have shown such scripted shock and “puzzlement” repeat at every juncture. 

Fleischer would have you believe he had no knowledge and aforethought about Judith Miller and the NY Times or other instances of feeding the pigeons a steady diet of propaganda as McClellan admits.  But he was the man in charge of feeding the pigeons and was in the outer circle of the inner circle when decisions were made. 

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