Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan had better get ready for blistering attacks from the rabid right wing press over his new tell-all book, due out early next year. For the Orange County connection, McClellan was a student in an elementary school class Irvine Mayor Beth Krom taught as a student teacher (and they did catch up last time Scott was in town with POTUS).
The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So 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.
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 PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chief of staff, and the president himself.
A question for my very conservative friends on the right, who defend the reason for Bill Clinton’s impeachment to this day.Ã‚Â Does this action by the president and vice president constitute an impeachable offense?Ã‚Â Bush himself said that anyone involved in this leak would no longer be part of this administration, but moving the goalposts and amending the comment to “those convicted of a crime.”
The left does not have the votes to convict the president and vice president, and no one likes the idea of pursuing impeachment while we are at war with troops in harm’s way.Ã‚Â But just what will it take to get Republicans to comdemn this action by the president and vice president?