May 2008: 'All seemed to take their cues from Dana Perino, the current press secretary. Ms. Perino used the words “sad” and “puzzled” to describe the White House response, as if Mr. McClellan had undergone some kind of emotional breakdown, while making the case that if Mr. McClellan had problems with Mr. Bush, he should have raised them while in the president’s employ.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/washington/29bush.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Subordinate of (past or present) President George W. Bush Person May 30, 2008 Opponent (past or present) Scott McClellan Person May 30, 2008 Successor to Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow Person May 30, 2008
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 11, 2009 Transcripts, E-Mails Detail Campaign to Oust U.S. Attorney
QUOTE: The dismissal of New Mexico U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias in December 2006 followed extensive communication among lawyers and political aides in the White House who hashed over complaints about his work on public corruption cases against Democrats, according to newly released e-mails and transcripts of closed-door House testimony by former Bush counsel Harriet Miers and political chief Karl Rove.
Washington Post Jun 18, 2008 Bush Will Seek to End Offshore Oil Drilling Ban
QUOTE: ...Senator John McCain of Arizona, used a speech in Houston on Tuesday to say he now favors offshore drilling, an announcement that infuriated environmentalists who have long viewed him as an ally...Even before the disclosure of Mr. Bush’s decision, the drilling issue caused a heated back-and-forth on the campaign trail on Tuesday, as Mr. McCain sought to straddle the divide between environmentalists and the energy industry, while facing accusations from his Democratic opponent, Senator Barack Obama, that he had flip-flopped and capitulated to the oil industry.
New York Times Jun 06, 2008 Bush Overstated Evidence on Iraq, Senators Report
QUOTE: The report was released Thursday after years of partisan squabbling, and it represented the close of five years of investigations by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence into the use, abuse and faulty assessments of intelligence leading to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
New York Times May 29, 2008 Ex-Aide Turns Critic; Chorus Strikes Back
QUOTE: As news of Mr. McClellan’s new tell-all book — in which he calls the war in Iraq a “strategic blunder” and accuses Mr. Bush of engaging in “self-deception” — dominated the airwaves, the White House and a tight-knit group of former aides pushed back. They sought to paint the former press secretary as a disgruntled man trying to redeem his own reputation after long remaining silent about concerns he is suddenly taking public.
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