Scott McClellan, Roiling the Washington Waters The former White House spokesman rocked the capital last week with a provocative memoir. He joins Terry Gross to talk about What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception.
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Scott McClellan, a former spokesman for the Bush White House rocked the capital last week with a provocative memoir.

He joins Terry Gross to talk about the book — titled What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception — about what prompted him to go public, and about the torrent of response from both sides of the partisan aisle. Also: Excerpts from some of the more contentious press conferences from McClellan's days as White House press secretary.

McClellan: Bush Embraced Political 'Game' Too Often

McClellan: Bush Embraced Political 'Game' Too Often

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In his new book, Scott McClellan, who served as White House press secretary for nearly three years, offers a scathing behind-the scenes glimpse into the Oval Office. Courtesy Public Affairs Books hide caption

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