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. LAW

    Bush staffers.......They sell their souls, and for what?! For a lousy prez who couldn't spell prez without their help. God help us!!! These are the talking heads shaping the opinions of most.

    May 28, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Ralph

    It's irrelevent to comment on by the president, but everyone connected with him seems to have the same canned comment, we're surprised, it doesn't sound like the man I knew, he never complained. They obviously didn't know him, he liked keeping his job, and so they are surprised. Doesn't seem like enough to discredit him. They just don't like his honesty. Too bad!

    May 28, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. kaduke

    Go to the Ticker showing Bush with McCain. That picture is worth more than any comment. All you people who say you'll vote McCain instead of Obama need to take a good long look at this picture. Because that's what your gonna get. And when you're sitting at home in your living rooms, snug in your glee at helping defeat Obama, your sons and daughters will be off somewhere fighting this mans war. And when the doorbell rings, and a military chaplin is standing on your porch with a cable in his hand, you will have reaped what you have sown. Your pettiness will be the wreath you lay at the foot of your childrens graves.Shame and pity on you all!

    May 28, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. jsandr

    It appears to me that this Perino is just another person who knows the truth behind all of this coruption, but hey a well paying job is a well paying job. Scott McClellan is no saint. He is just smart. He released his book at the right time to make sales. He was a part of all the lieing and cover ups too. Just because he is not doing it at the time changes nothing. He is an oppurtunist like Hillary Clinton.

    May 28, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. Elmo

    Look at the bright side, Bush gets to save money by cancelling the order for that second rocking chair.

    May 28, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Dave, SC

    Perino, it is difficult to face the liberal media. Word is not a good place to live especially when we have media like CNn and then liberal comentators here who can say everything. How can you call our president an idiot? Perhaps idiots will call good people as idiots.

    May 28, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. James

    I wonder if Scott's book will sway the judges opinions and lead to a reduction of his sentance when he's sitting in front of a war crimes tribunal. I appreciate his honesty, however, nothing new to anyone with an ounce of intellectual curiosity. The crimes which have been committed against our nation, the sovereign nation of Iraq and the constitution of the United States are staggaring to say the least. Scott's book only underscores these facts and provides more testimony against the guilty. Does anyone know if Scott provides any information Jeff Gannon? Jeff Gannon, the male prostitute who was planted in the White House press core to ask softball questions leading up to Iraq invasion. I've always wanted to know who was paying for his "services".

    May 28, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. martin

    shut up perino,you will be lucky if you are not included in bush's war crimes trial.

    May 28, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Kate, Atlanta

    Hey Dana, tell us about the Cuban missle crisis again. Yeah, this chick is smart enough to work in that administration.

    May 28, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  10. Aliou FL

    Is your book on the shelves yet?

    You are missing on your millions Ms Perino.

    May 28, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. PMakrillos from Brooklyn, NY

    ...well now how about we go back to the archives and pull all the "flattering" literature that is out there about the Bill Clinton era.....I think that would make some of this book pale!

    May 28, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. linda hemmingsen

    while people have realized bush and his team have lied about just about everything the white house trys to contain it once again by blaming others . where is the apolygy to the cia operative that they exposed and i hope she wins a lot in a settlement because her husband told the truth on iraq and they tried to destroy them both. but it didn't work.

    May 28, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. Aliou FL

    Perino, did you vote Obama? he will save you too. Remember to vote Obama. He will save all of us from Bush/Mc100yearswar/McSame/McBush.

    May 28, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  14. Aliou FL

    Ms. Perino,

    You sound like a Clinton: Selective memory and embelishment of facts. i.e. all lies

    Vote Obama 08: it's good for you too.

    May 28, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. Saint Paul

    Dana you lying sack of cute!

    May 28, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  16. Uncle Sam

    Although members of the Republican party, Pres. Bush and Sen. McCain are two very different people. The truth is that Sen. McCain opposed the president's execution of the Iraq War from the start, advocating a strategy that risked his presidential chances and has proven correct. In fact, had Sen. McCain's proposal been adopted earlier, in all likelihood the loss of life and treasure would have been greatly reduced.

    Americans for McCain '08

    May 28, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  17. Bill


    May 28, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Tim in NC

    That picture needs to be put in the dictionary next the word, "snide"

    May 28, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. Michelle

    More pressing like..................................what?
    Waiting for the GI Bill to come to your desk so you can VETO it?

    McClellan grew a conscience...too bad for the republicans.

    May 28, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  20. Judy

    What else can she say–she works for the moron.

    May 28, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  21. Nia

    Of course they are going to deny, make light of and claim he is "digruntled" which might be true, but Politics as usual, lie liel ie until you actually get caught.

    May 28, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. Tommy

    To: Hillary Has The Popular Vote!!!!!
    You must get your meds from the same place she does, because you both are delusional!

    May 28, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. Richard

    I feel bad for Dana Perino. She has to defend a criminal administration. She has no answers either. Then again she volunteered to defend them so its her demise.

    May 28, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. Bob Stephens

    Hey Perino, maybe when you leave your job as Press Secretary you can get a similar job selling yourself to interested politicians by the hour, if you catch my drift.

    May 28, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  25. Crazy Broad

    This crazy broad should get together with Mrs. Clinton and they can compare delusions.

    May 28, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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