White House shake-up touches McClellan, Rove

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  1. red55

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    White House shake-up touches McClellan, Rove

    Wednesday, April 19, 2006

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A shake-up in U.S. President George W. Bush's administration widened Wednesday as White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation and a senior administration official said longtime Bush confidant Karl Rove will no longer oversee policy development.

    News of McClellan's exit comes shortly after the departure of longtime White House chief of staff Andrew Card and amid calls by retired U.S. generals for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Last night on The Daily Show, they commented that the story about McClellan's departure could not be considered reliable by the White House press corps because it was announced by Scott McClellan. :lol:
     
  3. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    Yeah that was pretty sharp lol! The little montage they did at the end (the moment of Zen) was priceless.

    This is the second press secretary to have resigned under Bush. Is that an inordinate number? I honestly don't know how many administrations typically go through in their tenure.

    And why would they resign? It's always curious when things happen with those responsible for filtering information.
     
  4. Contained Chaos

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    Seemed like McClellan's job was a cakewalk as well, being as he rarely every answered anything.
     
  5. MFn G I M P

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    :rofl:
     
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    Wasn't singling the guy out. But I don't remember Fleischer being nearly as evasive.
    It's the nature of the beast. Journalists often see it as their place or job to stir up sh*t or to make some sort of impact. Sensationalism sells, and I don't think it's as partisan as it's made out to be.
     
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    McClellans problem was lack of credibilty after a long series of White House announcements (by McClellan) that turned out to be bullchit.
     
  8. TigerWins

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    Clinton went through 5 press secretaries. It must be a stressful job lying to the amercian people everyday, then trying to keep track of all those lies so you to trip yourself up.

    Tough way to earn a paycheck...
     

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