Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yes, Yes, Scott, but What About the Hustler?

Lots of people are talking about the Scott McLellan book! But did everybody forget about that other teensy scandalette which happened under McLellan's watch? Hint: gay prostitute, name starts with J?

That question is, as yet, unanswered since only, like, two people have actually read the book so far. Wouldn't it be funny if Scotty totally didn't talk about Jim/Jeff at all?

Don't worry, though, because the erstwhile rent-boy himself has already weighed in on the subject (I won't link to his site; you can Google it if you must), happily piling on with the other newborn McClellan haters. But Jeff Gannon, of course, just can't help playing coy:

What I hear about the book does not sound like the Scott McClellan I knew for two years. I can say without fear of contradiction, that I knew Scott better than any other White House correspondent or Washington reporter.

Delusions of grandeur or winking, naughty hint? Probably a little bit o' the latter and a heaping wheelbarrow of the former. Also, this part is hilarious:

While I was attending the daily White House press briefings, most reporters, including me, complained that McClellan rarely strayed from his talking points to provide substantive information.

So funny! Gannon is actually claiming that he complained about Scotty not straying from his talking points! This is from the guy who used to publish barely-rewritten administration press releases under his own byline, claiming it was "unfiltered" reporting!

Don't ever change, Jeff. Not that I'd expect you to or anything.

UPDATE: Ooh, Jeff's in heaven because he's starting to drum up lots of attention since I posted this early in the morning. Queerty weighs in here, and two glittery hooves DOWN to Michelangelo Signorile for having him on his radio show. Mr. Signorile! Shame on you!

So it looks like the Republicans may very well have a chance to go after Scotty with gay rumors. That'll be... uh... hilarious!


HRH King Friday XIII said...

Bushie fun fact: Gannon keeps his White House talking points in his thong.

dguzman said...

"Delusions" is right. Great pic of J-Gan, BTW.

karenzipdrive said...

Not to credit Gannon/Guckert for anything, but McClellan did have the habit of wandering into Austin and San Antonio gay bars back when he was Deputy Press Secretary.
Just the fact that he's a Republican casts aspersions on his sexual orientation.

FranIAm said...

Scott McClellan has angry bitter bottom written all over him.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Scott McClellan has angry bitter bottom written all over him.

Haw haw! So true.

Jess Wundrun said...

Is there an ointment for that?

Carlos A Coyote said...

J Gannon questioning others credibility...if that is not the ultimate irony it's pretty close...who could doubt his credentials(floor getting wet from dripping sarcasm)???

Matty Boy said...

I'd like to say that FranIAm beat me to the best punch Scott McLellan punch line EVAH, but that assumes I would have written that joke as well as she did, and we all know I wouldn't have.

Long winded way to say... Kudos Fran!

sfmike said...

I'm becoming more ashamed of my homosexuality with each passing day of the Bush administration. It's like they've all taken J. Edgar Hoover as the template for their personal and public behavior. Jeff Gannon is even starting to look like J. Edgar, and McLellan always did.

karenzipdrive said...

Angry bitter bottom??
Oh, I loved it, Fran.

TeleFrank said...

"...who could doubt his credentials(floor getting wet from dripping __sm)???

oh how the eye/mind plays tricks!

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