An unsurprising "reaction" to the McClellan book
We have, of course, the standard RW foamer charges of "Traitor!!!":
The right wing is circling the wagons to go on damage control. National Review’s blog, the Corner, insisted today that McClellan was a Hamas apologist. Michelle Malkin derides McClellan as a “turncoat,” and Commentary’s Jennifer Rubin calls the book “catty” and its author a “hack,” and dismisses McClellan as “probably the worst White House press secretary in recent memory.”And then there's the ol' "That's sooooo yesterday. Can't we just move on?" and "Boooooorrrrrinnggg...." pleas.
But someone had to trot out the ol' "When you diss the preznit, you insult the troops!" one:
Was it an act of bravery or betrayal?So when soldiers die for a lie (or worse, for partisan political ends), pointing this out damages the soldiers and their families, more so than the very fact they died for a lie?!? This damages the soldiers' "virtue and honor"?!?!? I think I just don't understand RW FoamerThink™....
Editor - The revelations from ex-White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan are a sucker punch to all Americans, and they especially violate the virtue and honor of our fighting volunteer soldiers who have borne every sacrifice asked of them. Whether true or untrue, to come out against his previous employer now, after thousands of soldiers are dead and untold damage done to military families, is a classic example of the cowardice of a political criminal. How many more Scott McClellans are employed by the Bush administration?