Saturday, May 31, 2008

Just askin'

There are plenty of Scott McClellan critics out there who don't give him any slack. Do they also have a dim view of John Dean of Watergate fame? Dean was very much an operative in the Nixon White House who, when the heat was on, testified in Congress about what he knew. According to press reports, McClellan is equally eager to talk.

The situations aren't exactly alike (they rarely are) but John Dean is viewed by most liberals as a good guy.

Should McClellan be viewed similarly?


That was 40 years ago, this wasn't even four years ago. The flood of B.S. that he helped unleash hasn't even been remotely cleaned up.

I'm warming up to the guy, somewhat, but it some time and ask us again in a few months.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/31/2008 8:12 AM  

"Do they also have a dim view of John Dean of Watergate fame?"


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/31/2008 9:11 PM  

Does Scott McClellan's brother Mark have any present relationship to the Bush Administration?

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 6/02/2008 4:19 AM  

Coupla, three points:

It's early days yet. John Dean, despite his damning Watergate testimony, remained in the liberal doghouse for a long time and is still looked upon with some suspicion and resentment.

Dean has shown progressive tendencies and strong fealty, in at least some respects, to the Constitution; McLellan remains, to all appearances, a loyal -- albeit disgruntled -- conservative, with all that implies. Dean essentially abandoned ship; McLellan so far has opted to camp out in one of the life boats.

Dean brings an impressive legal mind and grasp of issues to the party. What McLellan has to offer other than an acknowledgement of the already well-known and a six-pack of generic beer remains to be seen.

By Anonymous Tim, at 6/02/2008 10:31 AM  

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