Scott Mcclellan Quotes

Scott McClellan (born February 14, 1968) is a former White House Press Secretary (2003–06) for President George W. Bush, and author of a controversial No. 1 New York Times bestseller about the Bush Administration titled What Happened. He replaced Ari Fleischer as press secretary in July 2003 and served until May 10, 2006. McClellan was the longest serving press secretary under George W. Bush.

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Scott Mcclellan


“We are disappointed at the decision. The president remains fully committed to building a culture of life, a culture of life that is built on valuing life at all stages.”

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“I think that's one of the most preposterous things I've heard from Saddam Hussein recently.”

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“The one thing that is not in question is the timing of these recent attacks on the president. It is clear that there's been an orchestrated effort by Democrats and the Kerry campaign to tear down the president and use old, recycled attacks.”

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“The historic standard, particularly with recent nominees, has been based on qualifications. Judge Roberts clearly has far exceeded that standard, and earned broad-based support. The Senate has traditionally joined together in support of those nominees who were well-qualified to sit on the court, and avoided becoming beholden to partisan interest groups.”

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“[On the September 28 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Bill Bennett remarked that] you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. ... not appropriate.”

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“I think it's really hard to fully express the high regard with which the White House staff holds Andy.”

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“I never speculate about personnel measures.”

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“These safeguard measures have now achieved their purpose, and as a result of changed economic circumstances it is time to lift them,”

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“And he will talk about how we have adapted to circumstances and challenges on the ground when it comes to the economic front. The Iraqi people are making steady progress.”

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“We applaud democrats in Belarus for their courage and peaceful stand to reclaim their freedom. We support their call for a new election.”

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“This is one country... that has moved in the opposite direction of democracy and freedom.”

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“What we want to do is everything we can to help advance freedom and democracy in Belarus. And that's why we stand with these widows and we stand with the people of Belarus.”

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“Poland is among America's closest friends and allies and a leading strategic partner in the cause of freedom.”

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“I think our policy regarding Cuba is pretty well known. We want people in Cuba to participate in freedom.”

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“I think our view is very well known when it comes to freedom of assembly, and freedom of assembly by opposition parties and critics of those in power is important when it comes to conducting free elections.”

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