In July, I had a series of posts about former Bush press secretary, Scott McClellan's expose, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception. McClelland who had been with Bush for many years finally got fed up with all the lying he was required to do as Bush's spokesman, quit and wrote the book. Now, the other shoe has dropped. McClellan has announced who he is supporting as the next president: Barack Obama! See the video.
The Wife wanted to know if this wasn't obvious after McClellan's book. I don't think so. Although the book was devastating in revealing what went on behind the scenes in the Bush White House, McClellan's roots in the Republican establishment run deep. This is certainly a different kind of election. Even the grandchildren of Barry Goldwater, Mr. Conservative himself, announced today they are endorsing Obama. This is only the latest in a line of conservatives coming over to our side, including Christopher Buckley, son of the famous William Buckley, founder of the National Review; Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight Eisenhower.
So who is next? Maybe Condolezza Rice? She keeps hinting at it; maybe she won't announce before the election but will reveal her choice afterwards. Laura Bush? She has a lot more sense than her husband. I think we can rest assured that we won't hear that Dick Cheney voted for Obama.