For anyone paying attention the last 8 years, the revelations in Scott McCellan's book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, won't be news.
In the book, the former press secretary accuses Bush of "self-deception" and of maintaining a "permanent campaign approach" to governing rather than making the best choices. He accuses bush of using propaganda to sell the war and accuses the press corp and the "liberal media" of going too easy on bush.
On Katrina: "One of the worst disasters in our nation’s history became one of the biggest disasters in Bush’s presidency. Katrina and the botched federal response to it would largely come to define Bush’s second term. The perception of this catastrophe was made worse by previous decisions President Bush had made, including, first and foremost, the failure to be open and forthright on Iraq and rushing to war with inadequate planning and preparation for its aftermath.”
There are also revelations about the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame and the role Scooter and Rove played as well as revelations about many other White House scandals and cover-ups.
None of this is news to those who care about our country. Bush and his partners in crime have gotten away with murder and will continue to get a way with murder until they are out of office. Anyone who supports him and his disastrous policies has the blood of hundreds of thousands of people on their hands.
The book will be on sale June 1. HCPL has 15 copies on order but I'm hoping we will get more including the audio book.
UPDATE: Because of the interest in the book and because some copies were already sold, the book will be on sale today.