Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Retroactively, I Was Against the Bush Administration

Y'know, I thought I was disgusted by the folks who still support the Bush Administration, given their absolutely shitty record, but there are some folks I hold in lower regard, politically speaking... and that's guys like Scott McClellan.

McClellan, in case you don't remember, was one of those guys in the revolving-door-post of press secretary after *Ari Fleischer* found the administration to slimy to stump for and resigned. Now, in his book, McClellan is blasting the Bush Administration for the same things he defended them on at the time.

Sorry, Scotty, I call bullshit. Yes, there's such a thing as learning more later and changing your mind. Yes, there's wisdom that comes with age. There's also the cowardice of trying to retroactively change what you did and said so you don't get lumped in with the bad men, and that's what this is. McClellan is trying to say he didn't know, he "had allowed myself to be deceived into unknowingly passing along a falsehood."

Well, yeah, every one of us watching you on the news (OK, the Daily Show) knew that at the time. And we weren't sitting in the White House seeing what was going on. You knew, you slimy fuck. You knew exactly what you were doing, but you did it for the money, the power, the attention, whatever.

If you were still supporting Bush at this point, I'd probably think you were an idiot. But at least I wouldn't think you were a coward *and* an idiot.

We're seeing more of this as time goes on. Folks trying to distance themselves from the administration now that it can't help them. Remember these people. Remember their political opportunism. Remember that they had the chance to do the right thing, and they f'ing failed, and if they're not even going to offer up a "Sorry, I f'ed up" before lying about how much they knew, then they need to be held accountable.

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