Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Schauenfreude Rocks

Whether its allegations of White House chicanery are true or not—and I have few reasons to doubt them—it’s funny how the Bush administration was caught completely flat-footed by the release of ex-press secretary Scott McClellan’s new book titled “What Happened” in which he paints his former boss and co-workers in a most unflattering light.

But sure enough, Bush’s right-wing media lackeys (including drug-addled gasbag Rush Limbaugh, and 99% of Fox “News”) are quickly dusting off the same formula they have used before when circling the wagons versus former yes-men turned critics, dispensing classic buzzwords like “sour grapes," "disgruntled," and “out of the loop” to downplay McClellan, with some Bush ring-kissers—like Karl Rove and Ari Fleischer—even questioning whether “What Happened” wasn't truly ghost-written by faceless liberals…no doubt on the payroll of George Soros or Hugo Chavez.

Either way, it’s fun to watch these bad actors twist in the wind as they scramble to maintain their fiction of absolute confidence in a president with historically low approval ratings.

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