Thursday, April 20

In defense (sort of) of Scott McClellan

Everyone's having a pretty good time at the expense of pouty-faced Scott McClellan's resignation. And yes, it does seem cathartic to see him canned after three years of his ducking and dodging and weaving around questions and dancing that infuriating half-truth dance.

But, honestly, there's no great reason to celebrate his departure. He was a flack, a whipping boy, of no great consequence to anything. There will be another question-dodger to replace him. (Anyone remember Ari Fleischer?) And if a Democrat ever takes the White House, his or her party flack will take to the press room podium and do the same tired old shit.

Scott McClellan is no demon who has been justly slayed. There are plenty of demons with real power still left in office.

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