May 28th, 2008
10:30 AM ET
6 years ago

Perino on McClellan

Perino expressed disappointment with McCllelan's new book.
Perino expressed disappointment with McCllelan's new book.

(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Dana Perino just released the following statement on former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's new book.

"Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House. For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled. It is sad – this is not the Scott we knew.

"The book, as reported by the press, has been described to the President. I do not expect a comment from him on it – he has more pressing matters than to spend time commenting on books by former staffers."

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  1. R.I.F.

    "he has more pressing matters than to spend time commenting on books by former staffers".........yeah like covering all his tracks before he leaves office nexrt January.

    May 28, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  2. Anne

    The truth hurts doesnt it. Bush has lied and cheated his way through everything in his terms of office.

    May 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Mat

    Just the first of many! Soon Bush won't be the President and all his staffers and aids will run away from him to make their fortune in book deals and network news interviews!

    It's a Kingdom built on pillars of salt!

    May 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. Walt

    What pressing matters?? He has already loused everything up. Please don't do anything else. Just read the book.

    May 28, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  5. RR

    The truth hurts!......Dana needs to get her nose out of the president's but so she can SEE the reality of the situation!

    May 28, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  6. kim portland, oregon

    this is for the previous mcclelland post that is no longer accepting comments:

    duuuuhhhhh, MANY of us knew all of this LONG LONG ago!!!!

    i am loving every minute of this administration and the GOP crumbling before our eyes!!!!

    i dont recommend that any of you guys wear gold jewelry from here on, cuz it is NOT a good look to mix your gold and silver jewelry--and those SILVER BRACELETS are coming soon!!!!!

    May 28, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. George

    Dana Perino – another in the line of paid liars. It obviously requires a basic lack of humanity to work for such a corrupt administration. Just imagine that we got Bush courtesy of the efforts of the "moral majority".

    May 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. "The Great Elephant Is Wounded"-Kareem From Hampton, Va

    Hmm interesting! This is only the beginnig folks! This summer is going to be a doozy!! A LOT of uncovering is gonna happen now that Republicans see that they are toast this fall! A lot of them is going to throw Bush under the bus to save their own careers! If the last elections are any indication of the future every republican in office is now threatened and worried! You watch what happens! Milosevic was out of power when they brought him up on war crimes! You watch what happens when Capitol Hill fully changes over! Then again Bush did write into law that any American citizen at the Hague can be forcibly retrieved from there by the US army! Didnt know that did you? THAT is why he hasnt been brought up on war crimes....YET!

    May 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. mm

    Perino's qoute will be featured as the preface to Chapter 1 in her new book "Scott and me, Bush deceived us."

    May 28, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. Jim

    Same lies / new face

    May 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  11. Kjetil

    That Scott McClellan now is honest is very good. He shows that its possible too look back and regret things that has been done. That the Bush dident do anything under Kathrina, did lie too go too war, has ruined the economy and attacks those who now tell the truth is very bad. They desserve too be thrown out from the white house, and that people like Dana Perino says this remines me of the propaganda minister for Saddam Husain (Ali). Lets hope she will be ashamed of her lies after she has left her job.

    May 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  12. charles

    And the spin begins

    May 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. Josh

    The good old "disgruntled former staffer" dodge. And of course the President isn't going to comment on the book. That would require him to read it and as far as I know, the last book he read was "My Pet Goat."

    May 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  14. Chris from NY

    They have nothing to say about the story because it's true. Some of us on the street knew it but didn't have enough voice to stop the war in Iraq. Now we have a voice in the out come and we are voicing it loud and clear. McCain is not our cnadidate. Obama is. Vote Obama for change in the white house.

    May 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  15. Jim

    Perino is a tool. She'll be writing her book a year from now too. Anyone who has had to work for the worst president in the history of our nation will definitely want a book deal.

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  16. proud army and navy mom

    another patheic spokesman for the war criminal bush.

    Perino now has the job of stepping up to the podium and lying everyday. i wonder if her mom is proud that she defends a murderer of our soliders each day?

    you notice how republicans never answer the charges, they just attack the messenger? sounds like mccain and hillary supporters, doesn't it

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. AWAKI

    She can afford to say whatever she is saying today but Mc is expressing his candid opinion on how Bush led America down the ladder of integrity.
    Infact Bush has made America the number one exporter of open terrorism

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  18. Doug R.

    More lies and dishonesty from the Bush White House.
    This Dana Parino tells us that Mr. Bush has more pressing matters to spend time on...like $4/ gallon gasoline, 4,100 dead soldiers in Iraq, and his 22% approval rating. I doubt Bush would understand the book anyway.

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  19. Frank

    I'll bet she is puzzled. One look in her eyes tells you that the lights are on but nobody's home.

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  20. ???

    Oh cut the crap already, Bush administration, and own up to your guilt and responsibilities.

    May 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  21. Donna

    SURE DANA, YOUR ALL SO PUZZLED. GIVE ME A BREAK. MAYBE YOU SHOULD FESSUP TOO! AND OF COURSE BUSH HAS NOTHING TO SAY ON IT. WHY? BECAUSE HE'S BEEN EXPOSED BY SOMEONE WHO WAS IN ON ALL OF IT! DUH! NOT LIKE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID'NT KNOW THIS ALREADY. GO OBAMA

    May 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  22. D. King

    Big surprise. The Bush people don't have time for the truth.

    May 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  23. Charlotte

    The truth about Bush? Don't we already know what a joke he has been? I feel so sorry for Barbara Bush, a fine lady, with a lousy son.

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  24. Seth

    want more of this? Vote McCain.

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. Stacy Clarks

    THE FAILED BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS NOT ONE TO TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE LYING!!

    I TRULY NOPW BELIEVE THAT BUSH AND HIS LOSER ADMINS INVENTED THE WORD LIE!!!!

    WE NEED THE DEMOCRATS, SO THEY BETTER GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER!!!!!

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
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