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. E. POWELL I MD, E POWELL MD II & ER. POWELL MD

    WHAT IS DONE IN THE DARK ALWAYS COMES TO THE LIGHT. IT IS NOT HARD TO BELEIVE THAT MR. SCOTT IS TELLING THE TRUTH.
    NOW THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND HIM. WE SEE WHY THEY CAN'T. IF YOU DEAL WITH LYING ALL THE TIME, WHEN THE TRUTH COMES ALONG IT IS HARD TO SEE OR UNDERSTAND. THEY LIED ABOUT WMD'S AND SADDEN'S ACTIONS. THEY ALLOWED HIM TO BE HANGED BECAUSE OF LIES. WHY NOT THROW MR. SCOTT UNDER THE BUS ALSO. WHAT IS SO FRIGHTENING IS THAT THEY ALL DO IT WITH SMILES ON THEIR FACES.

    May 28, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  2. RealityKing

    Come on, Scott was nothing more than the press secretary. Did he really believe that he was in on decision making and it's purposes!!??

    May 28, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. bill from pa

    Bush shouldn't be puzzled, he should be jailed

    May 28, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. Army Veteran

    The war was a lie!

    The Republicans don't care ab out Veterans.

    Republicans have ruined this economy and have killed over 4,000 good men and women in a senseless war.

    We attacked the wrong country....Dont vote for Mccain if you love this country!

    May 28, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  5. John Karsten, Virginia Beach, VA

    I am glad he has shed light on this corrupt POTUS and his cronies.

    May 28, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. Ricky Marlin, New Orleans, LA

    Maybe when Laura Bush writes her tell all about his boozing and snorting, he'll have a comment.

    May 28, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  7. Ed From Milwaukee WI- Swing State

    He just admitted what the country already knows. Bush is the worst president in the history of America and his administration is not fit to be in the White House. It wouldn’t surprise me, if Bush is charged for war crimes in the future.

    May 28, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  8. DJ

    Oh my.... yet another case of:

    "THE CHICKENS...
    COMING HOME...
    TO ROOST!"

    May 28, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Republicansbusted

    Republicas got Busted Good for you Scott for coming clean and staying away from so called coservatives false christian republicans.

    May 28, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. Honest man for Obama

    Where was Hillary Clinton when Huricane Katrina crisis? What exactly did she do or what kind of help she gave and how soon was that?

    Why don't Hillary leave the democratic party to form her own party?

    She wants to decide for the leader of her party, instead of following rule that was strongly agreed upon.

    Her actitdue is disgusting, the Clinton are eager to go back to the White House by all means.

    If it is possible for the Clintons to buy their way into the White House they would have done just that.

    It very clear that she can't win the nominee ,but yet she continues to push and criticize the leader of her party for not agreeing with her or not following Her own rules.

    She doesn't take no for an answer, either she have it her way or no way. Now she is waiting for negative possibility to happen with Obama so she can steal it from Him. Is't that desparate to suggest that something negative might happen along the way and that will give her the nomination?

    DNC please follow Hillary/Bill Clinton's rule so that we will have rest of mind.

    Hillary have you found someone to do your dirty laundry?

    May 28, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. white middle aged woman FOR OBAMA

    Perino on McClellen : We're puzzled
    Puzzled by the fact the man decided to speak up, or puzzled by the fact that Americans just aren't as stupid as Bush and Cheney would like us to be ?.

    May 28, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Eric

    atleast one ex-member of the bush admin has the gonads to speak the truth about the worst president in the history of this country. I still can't believe the people that fell for his crap and voted for a second term.

    May 28, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  13. Rob Rasch

    The "lying sack of cute" has spoken. Remember these words when her
    own tell-all book comes out. Her words will be discounted by the next press secretary...Oh wait –Bush will be out of office by then! Woo Hoo!

    May 28, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. Frank

    You mean not being a liars. Dana Perino, Tony Show all paid liars!! But At least he now telling the truth, Yea I bet it's hard to hear the truth when all do is spin all day. Anyone with a brain saw this coming just not from a bush insider.

    May 28, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  15. peter in PA

    Yes, now attack the messenger.

    You are in delusion or a mindless lemming if you ever thought we were invading Iraq for WMD. God only knows how many of Bush's and Cheney's relatives making ton of money with the war.

    Mainstream media including CNN didn't have guts to stand up against the Bush administration and gave this criminal a free ride. Shame on you CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS.

    May 28, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  16. Jane

    Just one more talking point for historians who will be describing the numerous reasons for this president to be deemed "the worst in history". The Bush legacy of lies and betrayal is shameful. Our only hope for redemption is to reject John McCain and demonstrate to the world that we are no longer going down this disgusting road.

    May 28, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. derrick

    she actually managed to look puzzled lol
    mccain has his puzzled look down too-

    way to coordinate, gop

    May 28, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. John, Lexington MA

    Notice that nobody is saying that what he wrote isn't true! When people don't like the message, they expend all their energy attacking the messenger. Sad really that people are duped into believing that argument.

    May 28, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  19. Bitter - New Orleans, LA

    Scorned former staffer puts out book of supposed truths! news at 7!

    I'm guessing he's been in a pinch for money since he resigned and needed to make a quick buck. Forget the ethics of putting out a book about a sitting president...

    May 28, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  20. mike

    Good to see McClellan fess up about the abominations of this liar president and his henchmen. They are truly a disgrace to this country.
    Now, we are finding out about it. More will come. This administration will undoubtedly be remembered as the most dishonest and corrupt in history. A very sad situation for our country.

    May 28, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. The Truth

    I bet John Kerry as president doesn't sound so bad now bush voters

    May 28, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  22. ABRAHAM

    I am not a Bush fan but I think Scott did this for money after all this is a smart guy that was defending this war policy.The only way I can read this book beyound the scope I have got from the press is if Scott confessed that he was dillusional while as press secretary or he was delibrately lying to the American people.

    May 28, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  23. son

    I can't wait for Perrino's book in 2010.

    May 28, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  24. Alex M

    Why are we not talking about impeaching Bush?! He is a dictator, he vetos every single bill and is the worst president in American history. Isn't that exactly why we have the impeachment process???

    May 28, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  25. Abrha

    She didn't win in g election.
    Obama08

    May 28, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
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