Scott's new book What Happened reveals some truths never admitted to before, by anyone.
According to Politico, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan "writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush 'veered terribly off course,' was not 'open and forthright on Iraq,' and took a 'permanent campaign approach' to governing at the expense of candor and competence."Among the other revelations: McClellan charges that Bush relied on "propaganda" to sell the war.
He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.
He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be "badly misguided."
The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them.