Wednesday, April 19, 2006

McClellan Leaves White House Press Office - Yahoo! News

This is a wise move:

McClellan Leaves White House Press Office - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON - White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is giving up his policy portfolio and press secretary Scott McClellan is resigning, continuing a shakeup in President Bush's administration that has already yielded a new chief of staff.

A senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the president had not yet made the announcement, said Wednesday that Rove is giving up oversight of policy development to focus more on politics with the approach of the fall midterm elections."

I mean this in all objectivity. McClellan has lost all credibility with the Presidential Press Corp. I tend not to blame him for this as his job is to carry the administration line to the press. that being said, he's been given the impossible job of being the one to deliver CLEAR mis-statements of fact AND their subsequent public disproval. When the President's voice isn't being believed anymore, you HAVE to change the voice.

As for Rove, its the same thing i say about MS Governor Haley Barbour. Running a campaign is not the same thing as running the government. A constant campaign of spin and political massaging does not work in lieu of actual successful policies.

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