Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan flays the Bush administration in his new book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." According to McClellan, the administration availed itself of lies and propaganda to wage an "unnecessary" war on Iraq. And PS, George Bush Jr was a coke head.
McClellan's book doesn't say anything most informed Americans don't already know. Instead of excoriating the President, it only makes his former Press Secretary look like a disgruntled employee, the likes of which either badmouth their former bosses at cocktail parties, trash their offices before being escorted out of the building or resort to Facebook-bullying.
The only good that can come of this week's White House drama is a revelation that the Obama camp ghost-wrote McClellan's book.
And speaking of trashy tell-alls, I'd been meaning to write about Barbara Walters' memoir, "Audition," which I suspect was ghost-written by Danielle Steele.
That a journalist of Barbara Walters' stature has resorted to rehashing cat fights and bedroom trysts is disappointing and pathetic. I would have gladly read a book about her ascent up the ranks in the world of broadcast news, but for the hijinks and tackiness Babs is promoting, I'd rather read US Weekly. Or better yet, Star.
Christina Crawford set the standard for the celeb tell-all. Let's leave perfection alone.