Publisher description for What happened : inside the Bush White House and Washington's culture of deception / Scott McClellan.
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Scott McClellan was one of a few Bush loyalists from Texas who became part of his inner circle of trusted advisers, and remained so during one of the most challenging and contentious periods of recent history. Drawn to Bush by his commitment to compassionate conservatism and strong bipartisan leadership, McClellan served the president for more than seven years, and witnessed day-to-day exactly how the presidency veered off course.
In this refreshingly clear-eyed book, written with no agenda other than to record his experiences and insights for the benefit of history, McClellan provides unique perspective on what happened and why it happened the way it did, including the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, Washington's bitter partisanship, and two hotly contested presidential campaigns. He gives readers a candid look into who George W. Bush is and what he believes, and into the personalities, strengths, and liabilities of his top aides. Finally, McClellan looks to the future, exploring the lessons this presidency offers the American people as we prepare to elect a new leader.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Bush, George W. -- (George Walker), -- 1946-
Deception -- Political aspects -- United States.
Communication in politics -- United States.
McClellan, Scott, -- 1968-
Presidential press secretaries -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government. -- sears
United States -- Foreign relations. -- sears