Bush Mob Sets Its Sights on McClellan

Backlash makes Lupica ponder who's 'the real bum here'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 3:55 PM CDT
Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan takes a cue from a stage manager before his interview on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Thursday May 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – The Bush administration's reaction to Scott McClellan's new book should look familiar to anyone with HBO, with one important difference, writes Mike Lupica in the Daily News. "it has become clear by now that even the hoods from The Sopranos would be out of their weight class with George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove."

The most shocking thing about McClellan’s accusations is that no one is remotely shocked by them, Lupica writes. All the outrage is coming from inside the White House. “One of the ironies of the hysterical reaction,” he writes, “is that even a watered-down version of the truth about Bush and his lieutenants could sell this big.”