Furious Dole Calls McClellan 'Miserable Creature'

GOP bigwig savages ex-press secretary
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 12:28 PM CDT
Furious Dole Calls McClellan 'Miserable Creature'
Books on President Bush, including former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's book "What Happened."   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Bush turncoat Scott McClellan may have taken his hardest hit yesterday in a personal message from Bob Dole, who called the ex-press secretary a “miserable creature.” “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,” the 1996 Republican presidential nominee wrote in an email leaked to Politico.

Dole suggests McClellan wants to "weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected." He also calls the book “a good set-up for a second book deal in a few years.” Concludes the acerbic ex-senator, “You’re a hot ticket now but don’t you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?” (More Scott McClellan stories.)

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