Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Scott McClellan, Always Classy

The only lasting memory I retain from the years of Scott McClellan in the role of White House Press Secretary are the winces of pain as I watched a man who was obviously incapable of performing the job he had been given. His departure from the role was a relief for conservatives and Republicans hoping to see some semblance of competence returning to the White House's communications operation (please note: as badly as McClellan stank in his role, he is FAR from the only reason the White House's communications operation has been sub-par). Tony Snow was a breath of fresh air.

Now it seems, Scott McClellan is trying to salvage his reputation by claiming that his lousy performances were all due to the atmosphere within the Bush administration. He was deceived, and it was everyone else's fault. Sorry Scott, you stank all on your own, and stabbing the president in the back isn't going to cause anyone to respect you. That ship sailed at one of those stammer-fests you called a press conference.