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."

Related: White House 'puzzled' by ex-spokesman's book bashing Bush


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  1. RH

    Every word out of her mouth now sounds just a bit more hollow. Who knew that was even possible?

    May 28, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  2. Saw this coming

    They stabbed him in the back once already....what's one more time......

    May 28, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    The media the real story they let us down with Bush and Iraq! They really let us down.

    Over 4000 dead, what do you say to those families, BUSH, MCCAIN and CLINTON! Need to apologize to all AMERICANS for sending them to there death! Bush should be removed from office. Congress should start the Iraqi WAR hearings immediately find the truth please! Remove him from office, this will show all of America the government still works for the good of the people. George Bush has destroyed the creditability of the presidency even 4000 times worse then Bill Clinton and Monica scandal. If we ever need to go to war again can we trust congress and the White House to do the right thing.

    The only way congress can restore there creditability as a functioning body of this government is to hold formal investigations in this horrible American tragedy the Iraq War.

    May 28, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  4. Von Bismark VIENNA

    THE TRUTH HURTS BUT MUST BE SPOKEN!

    May 28, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  5. real dem

    Hey, all of you "Hillary or McCain" lemon-suckers, imagine four more years of this- all because you didn't like Obama.

    May 28, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. wwf

    Wow. To think that you would say anthing different just boggles the mind. The entire administration has been one big cover-up. A disgrace to the country and to the world. Good luck McCain.

    May 28, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  7. Truth

    Truth is sometimes painful

    May 28, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. virginia nielsen

    I knew that since day 1 the INVASION in Iraq was all about oil and special interests... and this CLOSED DOORS fund raising sounds like a MAFIA meeting !!! What a shame to AMERICA !!! At least somebody from inside the KINGS COURT was brave enough to speak out . God bless America and us !!! OBAMA 2008-2012 !!!

    May 28, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Okay

    What else would we expect from the administration's mouthpiece? It's their job, for crying out loud.

    I wonder what her book will say....

    May 28, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. Puzzled?

    Why didn't he "come out" when he was still Press Secretary? Because he wouldn't have a job! No honor, no integrity for 3 years he was unhappy knowing what he was doing - and did nothing. Don't buy the Book People!!!!

    May 28, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. Crush Rush

    Another lying mouthpiece.

    May 28, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  12. Linda. Boston, MA

    "he has more pressing matters than to spend time commenting on books by former staffers."

    Yeah, because whether or not the justifications he gave us for going into a war that has cost us thousands of lives were merely propaganda is such a trivial matter.

    May 28, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    Yeah, but not a single one of you has said that his statements are FALSE!

    In other words, the Iraq War WAS based on lies, and all those 4,000 plus soldiers died because of that lie!

    We impeached Clinton for lying about sex. But nobody died because of it. What about Bush?

    May 28, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. kamenwati

    Scott thew Bush under the bus and then backed over the body a dozen times.

    May 28, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. Jeff D, South Bend, IN

    Puzzling Perino? That's not very difficult to do, she has the intelligence of a fruit fly.

    May 28, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  16. NoMcSame

    What pressing matters does he have? Planning his next trip to Texas. You can't spin the truth. It is hard to answer to the truth when the whole world knows that you are a liar. The man came clean and I bet he feels much better but Bush must carry all that he has done to his grave some day.
    Five hot days in the sun is what those poor people in New Orleans had to endure. Shame on Bush. Five days in America, not in some third world country but America. CHANGE is coming.
    No McSame As Bush
    Obama08

    May 28, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. silas

    This doesn't come as a surprise. It's time for a new and sincere politics and I am an Obama supporter but as long as a democrat rules this country, we will move forward. (I don't care if it is a Clinton or Obama)

    May 28, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  18. Paula

    The President has more important things to do than defend his demoralizing two term presidency and the plethora of lies and misinformation it has bestowed upon the people of the world. Surely, many more former staffers will come out with information that we already know...and we will still be picking up the pieces for years to come.

    May 28, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  19. After further review,Texas

    Well I guess she has a job lined up at the "mother of all lies",Faux News.

    May 28, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  20. Venus

    Yeah Perino – we all know how disgruntled he is by telling the truth!

    This is one of many that will bring down the republicans!

    This is perfect for Obama!

    May 28, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  21. Carl Dupont

    Obama will change all of these lies
    Thank you Dana. you did your best

    May 28, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  22. TAHARI in CT 4 OBAMA

    IS IT ME OR DOES THIS PIC LOOK LIKE SHE IS IN PAIN HERSELF!

    Come on Dana, its ok! COME TO THE LIGHT!

    May 28, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  23. john

    Puzzled Dana? All you need to do is put this puzzled together and realized this Bush Administration used "political propaganda campaign" to sell the IRAQ war.

    May 28, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  24. JRC

    "The book, as reported by the press, has been described to the President."

    Was it "DESCRIBED" because he can't read past a 1st grade level?

    May 28, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  25. King of NJ

    why?!?!?! because he finaly choose TRUTH, instead of spin and lies... maybe he couldent sleep knowing he sent thousands of young americans to an early death for nothing.... just maybe for once he decided to reveal the truth, I wonder how the foreign press will cover this issue, do you think they will spin it?!?!

    May 28, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
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