We can’t have nice things

Scott McClellan, former White House Press Secretary, has written a book which by all accounts is quite critical of his former boss's handling of the Iraq war, among other things.  Does McClellan have interesting things to say?  Most certainly.  He worked there, after all.  Is he right?  Maybe.  But you can bet on one thing, we're not going to get a lot of enlightened discussion of this from those who run our nation's public discourse.  Here, for instance, is Fox News' Gretchen Carlson:

CARLSON: Scott McClellan better not have any skeletons in his closet. I hope he didn’t do anything that he doesn’t want the world to know about because we all have, and all of his secrets are going to be coming out.

We've already heard a litany of "he's-only-saying-that-because-of-x-y-or-z" remarks.  This one is different in its completely irrelevant reference to things "we all have" in our past.  As my parents used to say, this is why we can't have nice things.

**Courtesy of Think Progress. 

One thought on “We can’t have nice things”

  1. So it seems that the FNC talking heads are actually conscious of the fact that the administration will engage with alacrity in wholly irrelevant personal attacks, merely in retribution for speaking one’s mind and/or speaking the truth. In a democracy.

    I honestly can’t imagine the sad, misanthropic sort of mind it would take to entertain such an awareness in juxtaposition to their universal exuberance for all things Bush.

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