Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Scott McClellan Cashing In On His Ten Minutes of Fame? ~ by Legal Pub
Does everyone enjoy ten minutes of fame? When the person falls from the lime light, how do they react? Some apparently write tattle tail books. Scott McClellan was an insider. He was one of Bush's trusted advisers. One can recall him actively defending President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina. He even defended President Bush's decision to invade Iraq.
But a great deal has changed since then. Scott McClellan resigned. Now his is an ex-Bush spokesman, who coincidentally has a 341-page book that tattles on the administration. Scott writes about he opposed President Bush's photo flying over New Orleans looking out the window. He also says that the administration fibbed to garner support for the war. While he does not say the President or Vice President lied, he certainly paints them in a negative light. Scott's book has led to predictable reaction from Bush supporters. McClellan has now been labeled as 'left-wing,' 'self-serving' and 'unprofessional.' Harsh? Perhaps. True? Probably. What is certain, is that the book will likely generate a great deal of revenue for McClellan and allow him to cash in on his ten minutes of fame. While President Bush will likely never read the book himself, he may glance over the best seller list and wonder what his own book would generate in revenue should he attempt to cash in on his own ten minutes of fame.