November 21, 2007

Impeach Bush!

...right after you buy the book:

Scott McClellan's admission that he unintentionally made false statements denying the involvement of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby in the Bush-Cheney administration's plot to discredit former Ambassador Joe Wilson, along with his revelation that Vice President Cheney and President Bush were among those who provided him with the misinformation, sets the former White House press secretary as John Dean to George Bush's Richard Nixon.

It was Dean willingness to reveal the details of what described as "a cancer" on the Nixon presidency that served as a critical turning point in the struggle by a previous Congress to hold the 37th president to account.

Now, McClellan has offered what any honest observer must recognize as the stuff of a similarly significant breakthrough.

The only question is whether the current Congress is up to the task of holding the 43rd president to account.

Call my cynical, but I somehow doubt that three selectively-quoted paragraphs ripped from context for the PR campaign of a book launch will signal the beginning of the end of the George W. Bush presidency.

Perhaps the author of this article, John Nichols, should wonder if McClellan might be enjoying a chance to tease the press that so long tormented him.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 21, 2007 09:10 AM

I would welcome a serious attempt at impeachment. It would tie up the beclownment of this congress in a nice tidy package.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 21, 2007 09:57 AM

This shouldn't come as any surprise... lefties have been using selective quoting for years.

As for impeachment, I say go for it! Let's let the nation see the nature of this "evidence."

Posted by: C-C-G at November 21, 2007 10:03 AM


1. Considering how ineffective Bush has been on border security I wouldn't mind an impeachment attempt.

2. McClellan is what? Seriously how important is a spokesman? Cabinet level?

Not really.

Posted by: memomachine at November 21, 2007 10:20 AM

Richard Armitage was not available for comment....

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at November 21, 2007 01:06 PM

In other news Valarie Plame has a post up on HuffPo demonstrating once again the eagle eyed analysis of all pertinent facts and such cherry picking that evidently was the hallmark of her career.

One has to wonder how long she has been typing with one hand.

Posted by: Lurker of sorts at November 21, 2007 02:28 PM

A correction has been issued by McClellan's publisher rep. Here's a story on it:

Posted by: Terry at November 21, 2007 07:42 PM

Nobody reads corrections

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 22, 2007 09:28 AM

Nobody reads corrections

Posted by: Firmalar at November 27, 2007 03:28 AM