Friday, May 30, 2008

High School Drama will NEVER die


Bob Dole is a nice, conservative old man. He is the former Senator of Kansas and even ran for the U.S. Presidency in 1996. He wrote an email to Scott McClellan, our beloved truth-teller. Here are a few excerpts from his email:

" In my nearly 36 years of public service I've known of a few like you. No doubt you will 'clean up' as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, 'Biting The Hand That Fed Me.' Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years
… if all these awful things were happening[in the White House], and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job …

That would have taken integrity and courage but then you would have had credibility and your complaints could have been aired objectively … You’re a hot ticket now but don’t you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate? "

Wow, this is an old gentleman? A former U.S. Presidential hopeful?

Here is the killer, Politico.com writes:

"Bob Dole yesterday sent a scalding email to Scott McClellan, excoriating the former White House spokesman as a "miserable creature" who greedily betrayed his former patron for a fast buck."

miserable creature?

Dole's feelings were hurt and he had to send a nasty email because it would make him feel better. That sounds like something a high school sophomore would do. This is such high school drama, Dole just needs to accept what happened and admit that the republican ship is sinking.

haha, "miserable creature"

What do you guys think? Did McClellan do the right thing to speak out about the problems plaguing the White House when he was the Press Secretary or should he have just stayed quiet?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would definitely have to say that McClellen took a bit too long to speak out about this issue. I see what dole is saying about how McClellen seems like he's just looking for self opportunity. Everyone in a political job things of his own self-interest. It's really pathetic.

-Kevin

Carlos said...

I think Nixon has a point. He should have said something and made a high profile exit like Colin Powell.

The point remains - things were a mess in the Bush White House and this brought it to light. It could have been handled better but I think people are trying to focus on how it was done rather than what was being done.