Cult of Deception By MAUREEN DOWD

June 1, 2008

Cult of Deception


They say that every president gets the psychoanalyst he deserves. And every Hamlet gets his Rosencrantz.

So now comes Scott McClellan, once the most loyal of the Texas Bushies, to reveal “What Happened,” as the title of his book promises, to turn W. from a genial, humble, bipartisan good ol’ boy to a delusional, disconnected, arrogant, ideological flop.

Although his analytical skills are extremely limited, the former White House press secretary — Secret Service code name Matrix — takes a stab at illuminating Junior’s bumpy and improbable boomerang journey from family black sheep and famous screw-up back to family black sheep and famous screw-up.

How did W. start out wanting to restore honor and dignity to the White House and end up scraping all the honor and dignity off the White House?

It turns out that our president is a one-man refutation of Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller “Blink,” about the value of trusting your gut.

Every gut instinct he had was wildly off the mark and hideously damaging to all concerned.

It seems that if you trust your gut without ever feeding your gut any facts or news or contrary opinions, if you keep your gut on a steady diet of grandiosity, ignorance, sycophants, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, those snap decisions can be ruinous.

We already know What Happened, but it feels good to hear Scott say it. His conscience was spurred by hurt feelings.

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It's hard for me to believe that such a shameless, boldfaced

liar like Scott McClellan has turned against his Bushies & is now going to reveal all. I would still be extremely cautious in believing McClellan about anything. Also, they could be plotting some limited-hangouts with this.

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I think they turned on

I think they turned on Scott's mother, in addition to him. This is payback.

Scott's a loving son . . .

McClellan is still helping this administration...

Looky looky: McClellan's book paints Bush as a man determined to bring "democracy and freedom" to the Middle East.

...Not war and oil profits.

and they got "progressives" selling the revisionist history for them.

Did you know that the administration reviewed McClellan's book months ago before it went to the publishers, and that mcClellan met with them about it? Who says? McClellan says.

this is dogma. The retelling of the story so that Bush seems to have only wanted freedom and democracy for Iraq and the Middle East.

I wrote two articles on the subject:

You may have hit the nail on its head!


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