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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“Washington tends to focus on finger-pointing. The president is focused on problem-solving.”

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“Washington scares good people away? Is that new?”

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“He doesn't get caught up in the weekly poll numbers. That's something Washington gets caught up in. The American people expect us to move forward on the priorities that they care most about.”

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“There is a strong consensus building in Washington in favor of President Bush's strategy for victory in Iraq.”

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“No, I disagree. The president's preference is to manage the response from Washington, and that's why he made the decision to return.”

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“It is unfortunate for the American people to see such an ugly side of Washington during the hearings for our nation's highest court.”

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“We need real discipline in Washington with the taxpayers' money.”

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“This is part of the inside Washington babble that goes on in this town. This is part of the parlor game.”

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“There's a perception out there on the part of the American people that Washington tends to get caught up in a lot of this parlor game, and they tend to get caught up in all this babble, process-oriented stuff. I think the American people want us to stay focused on their priorities.”

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“I know we hear in Washington 'prevention means force'. In this case, it means diplomacy, by the way. I read the articles in the newspapers this weekend -- it was wild speculation.”

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“The reporting I saw this morning was simply reckless and it was irresponsible. The lead in The Washington Post left this impression for the reader that the president was saying something he knew at the time not to be true. That is absolutely false, and it is irresponsible.”

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“I cannot count how many times the president has said the intelligence was wrong.”

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“We just heard from the intelligence community that they believe it's authentic.”

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“The president's comments were based on the intelligence assessment of the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency that was publicly released on May 28, 2003.”

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“The White House is not an intelligence-gathering agency.”

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