DATE: 2/23/2005 08:44:00 AM
Ouch - Matthew Scully, former Bush speechwriter and author of a fantastic book on cruelty to animals, has reviewed Christine Todd Whitman's "It's My Party, Too." The results aren't pretty:
Some fair points could have been made here about the excesses of some, but making them would have required intellectual and moral engagement. For Whitman and the cliche-smith who assisted her, it's enough to strike the appropriate attitudes and supply the appropriate code words.I don't care who is in office, or what party they belong to. I think it's disgusting when former administration officials leave office then write tell-all books about the men who gave them the high-profile job of a lifetime. Whitman saw the opportunity for a twofer - revenge and money - and took it. I hope she makes a lot of money from the book, since stabbing a president in the back doesn't increase one's political job prospects.