Politics

Wuh-Oh: Lamar Smith Doesn't Take Scott McClellan Seriously

For those not keeping track of D.C. doings this a.m., former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan is talking to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. And, for one, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith, the Republican from our great state's 21st Congressional District, isn't terribly pleased about the whole shindig. Courtesy The Brad Blog, where the text of Smith's entire speech has been posted for those who don't want to watch the video above, the SMU School of Law grad had this to say to Carole Keeton Strayhorn's little kid in his prepared remarks:

Welcome to the Judiciary Committee's first book of the month club meeting. Today it's Scott McClellan's What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception. I propose that next time we consider Ann Coulter's recent book, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must).

It's hard to take Mr. McClellan or this hearing seriously. Despite what Mr. McClellan says regarding Iraq, three different studies -- the Senate Intelligence Committee report of 2004, the Robb-Silberman report of 2005, and Britain's Butler report -- conclude that intelligence reports were not altered in the lead up to the Iraq war.

For more of Smith's comedy routine, there's always C-SPAN. --Robert Wilonsky

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