Explain to me...

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    May 30, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/05/30/dole-calls-mcclellan-a-miserable-creature/

    Why is it that when McClellan is critical of the Administration, taking actions that are counter to the Republican agenda, that he is branded as "a miserable creature..."

    However, when high-ranking Republican officials act in ways contrary to the party's stance, like Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and others ... then party officials just distance themselves from the issue?
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    May 30, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    Oh I think they considered Craig a miserable creature...backed away...and put on all the pressure they could to get him to resign immediately. But they cant make an elected official quit for what he did.

    He has a new book coming out, btw
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 30, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    Well remember Bush is President, the head of the Republican party and we are in the middle of an election year. What McClellan is perceived as doing is poison to the Republican cause in getting a 3rd Bush term....

    What Craig did, was disc himself according to many Republicans.
  • GQjock

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    May 30, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    What Scott McClellan did was shine a light where they were working in the dark
    He started telling the truth
    That's like turning the kitchen light on in a roach infested NY Apartment
    If you notice they have a lot of labels for him
    disloyal
    unethical
    unprofessional
    Blah...blah ...blah
    But no one says he's a liar...or pointing out where he's wrong
    HMMM>>>>
  • SkyMiles

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    May 30, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    At the end of the day this is all nothing about nothing. Bush lied -- so what? We're stuck in Iraq and failing horrendously in Afganistan -- nobody cares anymore. It's all beating a dead horse that nobody cared about when it was alive, and nobody's going to do anything about it now that it's dead.
    What passes for the American collective has decided that it's all good.

    Although...Bob Dole's flame of Scotty was hysterical! Oh, ok, there hasn't been anything for you to talk about for the last 16 years, and NOW you chime in? On THIS?! Shoot, dude, go back to fking SLEEP!
  • GQjock

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    May 30, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    This is the original Dole e-mail:

    Scott,

    There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don't have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues. No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique.

    In my nearly 36 years of public service I've known of a few like you. No doubt you will "clean up" as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, "Biting The Hand That Fed Me." Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years.

    I have no intention of reading your "exposé" because if all these awful things were happening, and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job. That would have taken integrity and courage but then you would have had credibility and your complaints could have been aired objectively. You're a hot ticket now but don't you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?

    BOB DOLE

    Bob Dole says You're bad Scott
    You should have just started hawkin' Viagra ike I did
  • SkyMiles

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    May 30, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    And just think...DOLE could have been PRESIDENT! Gosh, what a magical period in American history THAT would have been icon_cool.gif

  • GQjock

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    May 30, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    Couldn't have been much worse than this ....

    Is it me but do you guyz get a sick gay Vibe from McClellan?
    Am I way off icon_confused.gif
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    May 31, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    I saw an interview a bit ago on PBS, was concentrating on my cheeseburger but I peeked over and he looked kinda yummy. Nothing said 'gay' to me. He speaks well, but his job demands he does so.