Skeptics, Cynics, and the Bush Administration
The release of former White House spokesman Scott McClellan’s memoir of his tenure as President Bush’s spokesman adds to the discussion of the pope’s comments to journalists that Paul Moses posted below. I suppose we shouldn’t be shocked by stories of the Administration’s manipulations at this point, but the Washington Post account is still stunning in the well, cynicism displayed by the president. The title says it all: “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.” It looks like Bush will be meeting the pope again in Rome next month, so maybe the pontiff will reprise some of his remarks then.
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