Great, Scott

Among the desperately missed features of the Writers Guild strike shuttered “Daily Show” is the continuing “Now You Tell Us“series, in which former handmaidens of disaster shed light on what went wrong with the Bush Administration.

bush-scott-mcclellan-cover.gif Up next in the new truth parade, former White House mouthpiece, featureless as the Texas plains which bore him, Scott McClellan!


All we have to go on is his publishers book blurb,which teasingly promises to tell “what exactly happened to take it off course,“and an excerpt hinting McClellan at long last recognises what he was left holding in the Valarie Plame affair:

I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. There was one problem. It was not true.

I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President’s chief of staff, and the President himself.”


On the other hand, the book’s subtitle threatens to tell not only about “Inside the Bush White House,” but also “What’s Wrong with Washington,” which could take him into all kinds of excuses when the book comes out in April.

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