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."

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

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soundoff (320 Responses)
  1. American Girl

    Her book will come out in 2009! She will be saying the same things as Scott.

    Bush is a terrible president who used religion to get in the white house and then evil to stay and promote war.

    Good Bye!

    May 28, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. andrew s. rostolder

    hi dana, it's me again. if you can read you should take the time to read the comments............. "you can't fool all of the people all of the time"..... i think either bill or hillary took credit for that quip.

    May 28, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. me in dc

    We figured out a long time ago that George Bush doesn't have a clue...about anything.

    May 28, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. Anita - AZ

    I voted for Kerry. Wasn't a registered voter the first time. I knew Bush was dirty from the start. McCain's not the experience this country needs right now. Change it when you vote.

    Obama 08

    May 28, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  5. Mike

    No doubt. The Scott that they thought they knew. Was supposed to lie and support this horrible war that Bush initiated to avenge a death threat that Saddam made against his Dad. Scott always looked strained when he was on TV. It was clear that his heart was not in to what he was saying. We have endured eight years of lies and foolishness. If McBush is elected we will endure four more years of the McSame thing.

    May 28, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. Venus

    OK. Now this summer we need to have one of this nation biggest anti-war protest ever! And, call for Bush to be kicked out and face war crimes!

    Go Obama! This is one to whack McSame upside his head with!!!

    Yes we can and yes we will!

    May 28, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. andrew s. rostolder

    omg, and boy blunder are sooooooooooooo 20minutes ago...........

    May 28, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  8. Kenneth M


    May 28, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. Carl

    This type of lying is so disgusting and Bush and his administration should be called what they are [TRAITORS].........

    May 28, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  10. Mike from Westchester

    Hey Campaign Strategist:

    You are absolutely wrong. There is so much more to the Bush legacy than the war in Iraq. $3.5 trillion in debt, an anemic economy, declining real wages and standard of living, failed energy policy, record energy prices, housing market collapse, record foreclosures, curbing civil rights, use of torture, fewer allies, more enemies, Kyoto, Enron, Worldcom, Walter Reed, Plout (sp?), and so, so, so much more.

    May 28, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |

    Wash your hands over and over again McClellan. You, Bush, Cheney, the Supreme Court and the media will never get the blood off your hands.

    May 28, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  12. Scott M.-Kalamazoo, MI

    PUZZLED? Does the administrations gang-toitie on Richard Clark ring a bell Dana? Get real.

    May 28, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  13. Cathy in MD

    “We are puzzled” … “it is sad” … and, no comment from Bush who has “more pressing matters” than this!!?? Such serious charges by a former press secretary with whom he had a close relationship and Bush has no comment?! Wow. Well then, that pretty much confirms all of it.

    May 28, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  14. Randy M, NY

    I'm not a supporter of Bush by any means but I say big deal about McClellan. We all know the administration lied. If these guys had principles and moral character they would have resigned on the spot. Instead they sign multi-million dollar book deals to spill the beans later on. It's all a pile of garbage and it's time we Americans take out the trash.

    May 28, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  15. is it necessary

    of course the truth hurts so you will always be puzzled

    May 28, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  16. peter in PA

    People in the Bush administration spewed only lies whenever they opened their mouth. Scott McCallen wants to redeem himself, because he knows he will go to h*ll with Bush and Cheney if he didn't. Why do you think Tony Snow left? He wanted to be a honest man during his remaining years before his cancer gets to him. God bless both Scott and Tony!

    May 28, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  17. JJ

    I for one will be pre-ordering that book to read it. The information in that book is what we knew all along. Bush has continoulsy lied, cheated and bogarted his way through his terms.

    I'm telling you, if we (the people) don't be careful and if McCain in voted in, it will be the same thing all over again

    May 28, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  18. Bitter in Texas

    Hmmmm....after seven years, we're Finally Getting the INSIDE Story...about time. Gooooooo Obama 08

    May 28, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    "We aren't puzzled, we're stupid"!

    May 28, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. the antiBush OBAMA 08!

    I’m glad McClellan chose now to release his book and raise this issue. It will refresh more than it already is how corrupt and self serving the republican bush base really is. We dems and newly awakened republicans need to stand tall and unite under whoever is nominated for the democratic party. Whether its Hillary or Obama! As long as it isn’t McCain/bush!

    May 28, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  21. Kiah

    Well Ms. Perino, I guess it isn't the Scott YOU know.

    May 28, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  22. LA

    The truth hurts, but it sets you free. America will soon be free of Bush. Right now the truth is only hurting McCain/Bush because the rest of America knew the truth all along. America can hear Cheney screaming "So?".

    May 28, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  23. Donald Gregory

    Just more Perrino/Administration spin. Listening to/Reporting on what she, Bush, Cheney, et al, have to say is basically a waste of time. The only useful aspect of reporting on what they have to say and what they do is to make sure there is some modicum of restraint on them.

    May 28, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  24. RM in San Diego

    This is simply more ammunition that both our President and Vice should have been impeached.

    Unfortunately, the Democrats share some of the blame for not performing their constitutional duties, including bringing and end to this "war".

    One thing is for sure Halliburton, Blackwater and all the rest are laughing all the way to the bank, and our grandchildren will be footing the bill.

    May 28, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  25. Rebecca

    Perino is obviously brainwashed by the Bush administration herself. Either that or she is an incredibly good liar or is extremely incompitent. Anything coming from the Bush press is uncredible and should be treated as such.

    May 28, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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