Too bad the Golden Wingnuts were held several weeks ago, because we already found someone using the “HE HAS A BOOK TO SELL” defense against Scott McClellan’s ‘new revelations:’
I Forgot All About Scott McClellan
Until I found out he wrote a tell-all about the Administration. He wants to sell it doesn’t he? What Republican remembers him, let alone would want to buy a book he wrote? We were spoiled with Ari, bored to tears by Scott, and then watched with pride as Tony gave as well as he got from the Press Corps.
And is it just me, but is it odd to watch someone swooning over Press Secretaries? Have they not figured out that these folks are paid to bullshit them? It kinda seems like gushing over the awesomeness of the guy hustling the three card monte scam in the alley.
It makes sense. They admire liars and con artists, and Scotty wasn’t that good at it.
I don’t even want to KNOW what the keyboard kommandoes were doing while they were watching Dana Perino…
When someone writes a pro-Bush tome, do these people say they’re only doing it to sell books?
Hahaha, just kidding of course.
Well, if you think that whatever position the Bush administration takes is the gospel truth on the matter, and that the media are not a fourth branch of government but an enemy to be battled and despised because they question the gospel, then, uh, no. In ’09, when there is a Democratic president, *then* they will believe that these folks are paid to bullshit them.
I think a big difference between liberals and conservatives is their relative abilities to engage in empirical thinking; I think liberals are more aware that press secretaries are PR lackeys, regardless of the administration. You *can* agree with the president’s position on something without rooting for the press secretary — “whoohoo, he’s giving as good as he gets!”, but not if you have a tiny little brain.
rightvoices is right: Scotts greatest sin was boring us. Doesn’t he know that the job of an organ monkey is to entertain?
Like most rightwingnuts, politics is my favorite form of entertainment and the war is my #1 all-time most favorite reality tv show ever – and I hate the Dems for trying to friggin cancel it.
Wow. Seriously. Aren’t there decency laws against making that much of a sticky mess in public. “watched with pride”? Really? Really? I mean, just… Really?
Who the fuck watches a press secretary “with pride”? You’d think he was someone’s son at a baseball game. It’s like hearing someone wax poetic about the Honor of the Department of Coins and Stamps or the Glory of White House janitor. The dude gets up and reads from a script, then comes up with a hundred and one ways to tell reporters he can’t answer their questions, when he isn’t outright lying to them.
How do you watch that “with pride”?
Zifnab, you say what I think but you say it funny like. I like.
Come now, after their Man-Love with Tony Snow, I’m sure she doesn’t quite cut it.
could there be a job better than being Beltway Bob ? Snow, a lowly Fox News alum, made it big: he got to speak for Dear Leader ! it’s the Real American™ dream.
Judging by conservapedia’s homo-obession, I don’t think she’s what they’re looking for.
But John’s right – who the fuck cares about press secretaries anymore. They’re mouthpieces paid to spin the president (D or R) in a positive light.
More importantly, remind me again (since I’m a great-Orange-Satan-worshipping commie) why selling a lot of books is a bad thing? How does that discredit you?
They will happily eat any shit sandwich as long as it sprung from the rectum of the deciderator and his minions.
Strange. According to the Wingertons, people who would buy a book that dares to speak a word against the President make up a tiny but loud minority of traitors. (Those polls showing low approval numbers for the president, put out by the LibrulRedBurquaMedia, can and should be ignored.)
So, according to WingLogic(TM), since Tru Patriotz out number the Traitorcrats by a factor of 911 to 1, wouldn’t a person who wanted to sell a book write one that praised the president?
Not so much for a bunch of guys who also swoon over Rove, Petraeus and Fred Thompson.
They only swoon over Fred because the Formaldehyde makes them dizzy.
Unless your name is Chris Matthews–then it’s the combination of cigar smoke and Old Spice.
So the admin’s midget Baghdad Bob reveals Bush Lied? Yeah, that’s real news.
Revenge smearing the spouse of an “enemy” by the Bush WH? SOP on any day. Lieing and CYA by those in the big WH offices any surprise? Give me a break, that’s standard ROE.
But you may have made a tactical mistake, Scotty. Firing a single shot before your book release gives the Malkinette citizen journo warriors time to logistically prepare a proper counter assault. Camelbacks being filled with Brawndo. Cheetos MREs stockpiled. You think your countertops are safe, Scotty? Do you, punk? I think not.
I guess you are right. Still, the swooning over Snow was quite funny. You could almost here her playing Sade- Smooth Operator in the background.
I think I just dated myself again.
People who know that the REAL war isn’t in Iraq – the REAL war is the war on information and the REAL soldiers are not slogging through dusty streets looking for snipers, the REAL soldiers are manning the keyboards in cheeto-stained pajamas looking for liberals and cheering on the Press Secretaries who so valiantly slog it out against them in the trenches everyday.
Semper fi Tony. Semper fi!
A while back several wingnuts actually argued that polling (i.e. asking people questions and getting responses) was itself liberally biased. Not just polls conducted by “liberal traitor” organizations (like Pew, NY Times, NIH, etc.), or particular polls, but polling itself.
The mind boggles how these people even make it through the day without exploding from the cognitive dissonance.
Yes, you dated yourself. I like to think of the wingers as Demi Moore and Tony Snow as Patrick Swayze in Ghost, listening to “Unchained Melody” while they get their hands dirty
torturing some ragheadmaking clay pottery.
yet another jeff
Simple. The job of the Press Secretary is to taunt the Liberal Media in the Press Corps.
They keep their heads tucked in a nice, dark, damp and above all constricted space. If they were ever to remove their heads from this protective enclosure, we’d all be peppered with skull shrapnel. Unfortunately, keep their heads safe from rapid expansion results in an un-ending cycle of ever increasing stoopid.
They were definitely putting a new spin on snow balling with Tony around…
Don’t feel bad. I’ve dating myself for months. No one else will ask me out…
Pure gold. Absolutely nailed it.
Well, you know, John, it’s not entirely reasonable to expect intelligent comment from a site whose official slogan is “Our enemies are insane.”
That is the default position at the Blog Formerly Known as Blogs for Bush. Anytime a poll is mentioned, they swoop in to claim that polling doesn’t meant jack shit, it’s pure LIEbrul propaganda and anyway, this president is far too resolute to govern by polls!
They are very quick to tout any poll they think supports their position (even when it really doesn’t), which adds a nice bit of extra stupidity to the proceedings.
I can’t decide what’s more wrong. That I was disgusted by that image, or that I knew enough to be disgusted.
BTW John – “We Have a Winner”? Is anyone of us really a winner in this situation?
When wingers continue to talk, we’re all losers.
You have to admit though…it was damn funny.
Yes, you perv, it was hilarious. On a related note, leave you with this gem:
“Fleischer? I hardly know her”
That’s pretty good lol. Of course down in Pressland, as in Jamaica, everything be “Ari”.
Republicans are seriously messed up. Oversight is of two forms: harrasment over bullshit (such as blow jobs), or accountability For THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
But Repubs have convinced themselves that accountability has only one flavor when republicans are involved: that its harrasement. Dick Cheney steers 16 billion dollars worth of contracts to Halliburton via KBR who take huge profits and screw our soldiers in the process- thats all good becouse holding government accountable and “supporting our troops” comes last when Republican politicians are at issue.
They dont ‘support the troops’. They support the Republican party uber alles (over all) including over the country and the well being of americas soldiers.
no that Scotty’s publisher has changed the story to “Bush wasn’t lying – he really didn’t know!”, will Scotty regain his wingnut cred?
I like how TPM put it, and this was rare for JMM, after all he’s usually professional and serious LOL.
Uh, John? That little weasel DOES have a book to sell. He’s a disloyal little snake in the grass. President Bush is loyal to his friends, almost to a fault. And this is how that little Austin punk repays his kindness? What a jerk.
My best ever was “Shatner? Damn near killed her!” (yelled across the retail floor at the end of a conversation that contained similar jokes to a co-worker)