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

Perino on McClellan

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Jose


    May 28, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  2. Old Salt

    I have been a Republican all my life but I can't bring myself to say that anymore. I am ashamed of this so called President we have in the house. He was going to invade Iraq no matter what. Lies more lies also this man knew and is still a part of the conspiracy for higher oil and gas prices. He and Chaney are making a fortune. He does absolutly nothing to stem the rise. He just sits there with his finger up his butt and smiles. Screwing the American people is his claim to fame.

    May 28, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. Disgustedcitizen

    Oh, for the good old days, when bastards like the bush administration would have been tarred and feathered, then ridden out of town on a rail.

    May 28, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. JayP

    Mr. Bush seems to have succeeded taking politicking to the highest height and governance to an absolute bottom. This is exactly the type of Washington politicking that Mr. Obama is against. The need has never been this urgent to re-establish honesty and dignity back in the Nation's highest office.


    May 28, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. CMitch, FW, TX

    The whole Bush administration should be charge with war crimes.

    May 28, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. rice, bryan

    the had to be described to bush, he is too stupid to be able to read it on his own. and i am sure that they had to use the smallest words in order for this stupid man to understand it.

    May 28, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Jack Jodell, Minneapolis, MN

    Who cares what this snot-nosed little liar has to say about ANYTHING? You can see the arrogance and contempt she has for the press corps in her eyes every time she steps up to the podium to tell another lie. BEGONE, PERRINO!!!

    May 28, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Vig

    Where did they come up with this woman? I think they inserted a chip into her brain, click the on button, and out comes robotic programming.

    May 28, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. Perla

    What a job, Ms. Perino - lackey press secretary for an administration known for its lies. It must be unsettling when a former lackey - the Scott McClellan you knew - decides he's had enough.

    May 28, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. Terrence (Winston Salem, NC)

    Hillary has the popular vote............ on her own little island of Denial.

    May 28, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  11. beert Romero

    We have to take this 'new' information with a pinch of salt: is there any evidence that McClellan demonstarated some disatidfaction during his tenure at the Whie House? Then this book has much more credibility. Nevertheless, this book's content does not surprise me: we knw all the time that Bush, et al, was not on the up and up. I envision, among other things, his calling daddy after the invasion saying: "this is for you", since the feeling since the Gulf was we didn't do enough to get Sadam the first time–even knowing 9/11/WMD had nothing to do with it. Any good words about the VP?

    May 28, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. An American in Canada for David

    What are all these ignorant and rude bloggers yelling at people to SHUT UP!
    Really, did you not have any parents to instruct you in common courtesy.

    It is the end of a Bush/Cheney 8 years hell rule and the smart people are of course, jumping off the sinking ship.

    The new ship sailing in to set a new course is the H.R. Clinton.

    The H.R. Clinton is a ship that knows the troubled waters and know how to navigate the trecherous onslaught of storms.

    H.R. Clinton, the next durable, true and substantial President 2009-12

    May 28, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Gabe in TX

    I'll bet Bush has something better to do. If he had to respond to every former staff member who outed him, he'd never get back to Crawford!

    May 28, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  14. kim portland, oregon

    AMEN KADUK!!!!! it's all TRUE!!!!

    their smug, arrogant, greedy, soul-less house of cards is a tumblin' down, folks! pop some popcorn and sit back and enjoy the show; it's gonna be BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!


    May 28, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  15. Pistoff

    This woman is a soul-less tool who is hired to spew Bush's lies ... nothing more. She even shares the same disgusting smirk as Bush. Gross.

    May 28, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  16. Kaci

    The fact that the white house didn't see this coming is proof positive that it is true. Had they known, they would have crucified Mcclellan in the press BEFORE the book dropped. Of course, now all the Bush loyalists will come out of the woodworks to taint this man's name. Who in their right mind, after having been in and dealt with the Bush administration for so long, come out with this scathing info if it wasn't true? Cheney would probably have had this guy killed if he had advance knowlege of the book. Mr. McClellan doesn't appear to be so stupid as to ruin his career, life and put his family in danger of Bush retalliation if it wasn't true.

    May 28, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  17. Julie

    Why would Dana Perino's opinion make a rats patooties worth of difference? She is a shill in the absolute worst form. I'd expect no less from her.

    May 28, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. SB

    I guess this means that Dana Perino is a liar as well. Just what I'd expect from the Bushies.

    May 28, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  19. Robert

    If your boss' reference isn't worth a cent and waiting to publish a book about his real self after he's retired won't earn you a dime, you go for the big bucks now while he's still employed and sink him for the only gain you're likely to make from knowing him. If Scott woke up one day and decided to have a conscience about Iraq, he could have sought work as a correspondent vs. doing something like this that's going to leave him set financially for life. I see shades of Michael Moore in this. Can we please turn the page on this book and let the reputable & honest have a chance at running our government.

    May 28, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. Mild Bill

    Let me get this right, the Republicans are blaming Scotty for the way the war was portrayed, eh? Wow, people! They give him far more credit for what went wrong in the Bush Administration than he ever could have imagined! He was a "mouth piece", nothing more, nothing less. He was given his 'marching orders' by the Elite. He never spoke a word of his own. Don't blame the loudspeaker for what comes out! There were those in Bush's circle of power that dictated what, where and when he spoke. He was a messenger...let's tar and feather him for what he was told to say? Hmmm...however, he's speaking his own 'words' now. Beam me up, Scotty!

    May 28, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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