Scott McClellan: You Suck - Get Out
Washington Insiders are going out of their way to say nice things about Scott McClellan now that he’s gone, but that's their way. I thought he was the worst press secretary in recent memory and I was once at a cocktail party face to face with Ron Ziegler. True, and it was right here in Portland. Why sugarcoat it? Scott McClellan was one of the most annoying, ineffective spokespeople I’ve ever seen, and that’s why they got rid of him.
Of course, President Bush is upset about the staff changes. Any disturbance threatens to pop him out of his bubble. Hiring Tony Snow would be a rare good move. He’s got tons of experience as a White House spokesman working for FOX news, plus he’s got big-time chops.
What a mediocre team Bush put together. President Bush is like the kid who gets the other children in the neighborhood to put on a show in the barn. Oh except, Condi. She was his tutor. This cast of low-rent losers like Karen Hughes is partly why he’s got a 33% approval rating. Karen Hughes' tour of the Middle East was one of the more embarrassing cases of being in over your head in recent diplomatic history.
And don’t think the other leaders don’t know it about this group. You could just see the look of superiority and disdain when the Chinese President watched President Bush speak. We’ve got to get some better people in charge of this country. The whole world’s smirking.
Fortunately, I have an outlet here for my anger with the blog plus an occasional joke on national TV. Last night mine was, “Scott McClellam knew he was getting burned out one day when he accidentally told the truth.”
So the Washington crowd that loves to cover up terrible job performance, can praise Scott McClellan all they want. He is to the art of press secretary, what Dick Cheney is to hunting: A major, irritating, incompetent loser.