Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fair And Balanced: A Quote From A Conservative With Which I Agree

Well, OK, only pretty much. But first....
There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don't have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues. No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique...
No doubt you will "clean up" as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, "Biting The Hand That Fed Me." Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years...

You're a hot ticket now but don't you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?
That's from an e-mail sent by former Sen. Bob Dole to former White House press secretary Scott McClellan. The one-time Republican presidential nominee's e-mail was obtained by the Politico.

My arguement or dispute is this is pretty much focused on the cashing out thing. (Which is not true; McClellan's advance was quite small.) And it doesn't address the possibility that this is a sincere change of heart since leaving the White House.

But I completely agree with the general thrust that the time to argue is while in power, not after the fact, after leaving the position of power.

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