While some GOPers are saying McClellan’s job is still secure (since he and Bush are apparently really tight), still others are saying that they’re not happy about the job Scotty’s done with regard to selling the war to the media:
"There is a lot of dissatisfaction with the state of communications, the daily communication from the podium, the congressional communications and strategic communications from both in and outside the White House," said one White House insider.If you ask me, Dubya’s doing Scott a favor. No longer will Scott have to stand in front of the White House press corps, passing along the latest bunch of Bush lies and idealized rationalizations about Iraq or anything else.
Don’t be fooled: This re-org isn’t about breathing new life into this administration – that’s what they’d like you to think. Rather, it’s all about putting in the folks who can provide the best spin. There won’t be any significant changes in the way Dubya runs (and I use this term loosely) the White House – Rove and Rumsfeld’s jobs are said to be protected from the shake up – it’s just going to be repackaged.
The better to blow sunshine up our asses, my pretties.
(Cross-posted at the Bring It On! diaries.)