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How McClellan's Book Got Released Early

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How McClellan's Book Got Released Early

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How McClellan's Book Got Released Early

How McClellan's Book Got Released Early

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How did Politico's Mike Allen break the story of Scott McClellan's critical book What Happened a week before its release date? He simply went into a bookstore and bought a copy. Alex Chadwick speaks with Barbara Meade, co-owner of Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. about how a high-profile title like McClellan's ends up on a store's shelf prior to its embargo date.