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The Essence, Per Usual

By on 5.29.08 | 9:12AM

Lord, does George Neumayr ever hit the nail on the head with his column on Scott McClellan this morning:

Suddenly a flack the press considered a buffoon a few years has become in their eyes a major thinker, whose words deserve magisterial treatment. From David Stockman to John Dilulio to Scott McClellan, nothing excites the press more than a "Republican" critical of an old boss, provided the defector shows a willingness to fortify the media's prejudices. Had McClellan written in the book of his disappointment with Bush's sham conservatism, the book would sink without a trace.

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