Wednesday :: Apr 19, 2006

McClellan Shown The Door - Rove Loses Deputy COS Job


by Steve

"I have given it my all sir and I have given you my all sir, and I will continue to do so as we transition to a new press secretary."

I'm sure Jeff Gannon would agree.

Scottie McClellan was the next victim in Josh Bolten's not-so-extreme makeover campaign this morning, when he was thanked for his service and shown the door. Little Caesar, or as they call him around the oval, "Mr. 35 Percent", continuing with the latest in a string of delusional statements, had this to say:

"I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity," the president said. "It's going to be hard to replace Scott, but nevertheless he made the decision and I accepted it. One of these days, he and I are going to be rocking in chairs in Texas and talking about the good old days."

Pure delusion from the master of the alternate universe.

Class and integrity? The good old days? Yeah, I can see Little Caesar and Scottie in rocking chairs down on the ranch, swapping stories about stonewalling and taking Clintonian parsing to new heights.

Oh, and in a sign that things may get even more interesting, the experiment of having Rove use his Mayberry Machiavelli skills on policy is over, and Karl has been banished out of his deputy Chief of Staff job back to being Bush's brain. Which is a precursor to his eventual departure from the White House.

So, how could Bush make the White House spokesman assignment even worse than he made it with Ari Fleischer and McClellan? Well, why not make the connection between the White House and Fox News complete? Or possibly by bringing aboard former Coalition Provisional Authority spinmeister Dan Senor, who showed his chops for lying in the midst of chaos already. The problem with Senor is that his appointment would cause problems for his new bride at NBC, plus Senor gives the impression that he at least sometimes cares about the truth, which is not an impediment for Fox's Snow, who can spin and lie with the best of them, all while being sunny, unlike Scottie.

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