July 26, 2005

Open Letter To Scott McClellan

You're fired, Nimrod.

See, I'm one of those taxpayers that you work for and I don't think you're doing even a mediocre job of communicating facts to the press and, thus, to me.

I think you have lost that "factual" feeling.

I think you have sold your soul to the Bushies and by doing so have failed in utterly every imaginable way to do your job.

You spend whole press conferences carefully parsing words and playing semantics games.

You don't tell me the truth; you tell me the propaganda and lies of the current administration.

You don't out partisan traitors like Karl Rove and Scooter Libbey. You hide them behind the "ongoing investigation" curtain which you yourself have opened from time to time.

I always thought the greatest thing a person could do is to live their life with integrity and that that was part of doing a good job at their chosen profession. So, unless your soul is as black and necrotic as Karl, Dick's and Scooter's, I must ask, "Is it worth it? Can you even look at yourself in the mirror anymore?"

I remember you coming in after Ari "Asshat" Fleischer. It was sort of abrupt and unexpected. It also started when the Wilson debacle flared up in the Summer of 2003. Admit it. You came in because Ari is involved and they hid it from you. They told you everything was kosher and that the Plame allegations were just partisan harping. You believed them. You handled it as best you could...well, at least until it became apparent that Karl lied, Andy lied and Bush doesn't care. You portrayed Bush as an honest man who wouldn't put up with lies and treason. Now, he is openly flaunting it, and you have to try to explain why when you don't even know or agree with it. Afterall, at heart, you're a decent man.

You might have one opportunity to redeem your soul from the quagmire of lies and venom you have created. That one opportunity is to just bare your soul on national TV. Tell Dick Gregory the truth. Answer his questions. Treat Dame Helen with a little respect. She's earned it. You haven't. Do the job of White House Press Secretary not the Bush propaganda tool.

Tell the American public that Iraq was a HUGE mistake and that Bush lied to get us there.

Tell us the truth about Karl being a petty, malicious monkey.

Tell us Andy Card tipped off Karl in those 12 hours. Tell us Alberto tipped off Andy on purpose.

Tell us that Bush has no clue how to run a country. That our economy is tanking, and that 9-11 shouldn't be used as a political prop.

Tell us that the GOP has used you, the religious right and a made-up culture war to conquer and divide the American public all in the name of increased dividends for shareholders in companies that make large campaign donations.

Redeem yourself. Earn your money or at least have the decency to walk away.


Blogger andym said...

I say, Amen RB! Excellent post, and I look forward to coming back soon.

11:14 AM  
Blogger The Raving Badger said...

Thanks. I've been off topic for a while, but I will be blogging about more of Bush & Co.'s hijinks from here on out.

11:45 AM  

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