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Strap On!

soctty-mac.jpgThe big political and legal story yesterday, of course, was the bombshell of obviousness that former White House press secretary Scott McClellan dropped as part of a preview for his upcoming book, Inside the Bush White House and What’s Wrong with Washington (due in April).

McClellan says in an upcoming book that he was misled by President George W. Bush and other high officials into misinforming the press about a CIA leak case that fueled debate about the Iraq war.
McClellan says he publicly exonerated former top White House aides Karl Rove and Lewis “Scooter” Libby because Bush had called on him to help restore his credibility after the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
“There was one problem. It was not true. I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president’s chief of staff, and the president himself,” McClellan said in an excerpt released on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, on page 21B of tomorrow’s New York Times, it will be reported that Scott McClellan and his gay lover “accidentally overdosed on three bottles of Vicodin while dressed as fairy princesses and sporting dual strap-ons.” Vice President Dick Cheney’s fingerprints conveniently will not be found anywhere near the scene, as he will have spent the day in an “undisclosed location.”