Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Article: McClellan Resigns as Press Secretary

From the Post:

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Wednesday he is resigning, continuing a shakeup in President Bush's administration that has already yielded a new chief of staff and could lead to a change in the Cabinet.


Also, a senior administration official revealed another move in the ongoing shakeup of Bush's staff, saying that longtime confidant and adviser Karl Rove is giving up oversight of policy development to focus more on politics with the approach of the fall midterm elections.

As SNL's Amy Poehler recently observed, "McClellan says he'd like to spend more time lying for his family."

Honestly though, this is a good thing. Bush has an incompetent crew of hacks running the government. Replacing them with somebody else, ANYBODY else, will be an improvement.

I sorta feel sorry for Scott McClellan. No matter how competent he might be (there's no evidence of that, it's just a theoretical to make a point), he was impotent to effect change, even though he worked in the center of global power. He doesn't actually run anything. He's not in charge of anything. He gets fed garbage by his superiors, and when he goes in front of the press, all he can do is spew out their garbage. It's a thankless, soul crushing job.


<-Back to the Main Page