05/28/2008 05:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McClellan Book's Real Message: "I'm a Loser"

Was it satisfying to learn that even George Bush's staffers think he lied the country into the Iraq war? Yes. Should we admire former press secretary Scott McClellan for telling us this he prepares to launch a national book tour?


Stabbing former colleagues in the back is a loser move, especially when you were complicit in the behavior and especially when you do it for personal gain in the context of pitching a book. If Scott McClellan knew he was telling lies for the White House, he should have just quit. If he decided to pass on lies at the time but regretted it later, he should written a short mea culpa focused only on himself--and one that was given away, not sold.

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