"I stood at the White House briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby," McClellan wrote. "There was one problem. It was not true." McClellan also writes: "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." At the time, the president's chief of staff was Andy Card. McClellan also writes he felt his trust was breeched.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan is lashing out at the Bush administration's handling of the CIA leak case in his new book over what he said was intentional misinformation given to him by the administration and claiming the president was "involved" in the media run-around. Scotty sounds pissed. But somehow surprised...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Bush can do whatever he wants in the name of national security.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco today handed a major victory to the Bush administration, ruling that a lawsuit challenging the government's warrantless wiretapping program could not go forward because of the "state secrets" privilege. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the government, which had argued that allowing an Islamic charity's claims that it was illegally spied upon to go forward would threaten national security.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The Colorado Supreme Court has cleared the way for an anti-abortion group to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person. So, does that mean a pregnant woman by herself can drive in the carpool lane? (Do they have carpool lanes in Colorado?) And here's a very important question: If a fertilized egg is a person, what should the punishment be for the woman who has an abortion? Lethal injection? Life in prison? Something less? (This is one question where anti-choicers start hemming and hawing and doing everything they can to avoid answering.)
Moving here and unpacking from the old blog address for iResist (wearetheresistance.blogspot.com) due to the fact that some ultra right wing nutjob Christian group calling itself "the Resistance" has, in effect, co-opted my titles. I was going to go through the trouble of transferring all the old blog entries to this new one, but I'm far too lazy. So I'll leave the old link live so you can refer back to the earlier stuff. Meanwhile, all new entries will be posted here.