Given the timing and apparent content of McClellan's book, the final line of Ed Morrissey's sight-unseen book review seems destined to summarize it perfectly: " If the press secretary was that interested in truth, he took an awfully long time to tell it."
Hugh Hewitt talked to Allen last week about the book. Hewitt, amused that Douglas Feith's book shedding considerable new light on the decisions leading to the Iraq War has failed to cause so much as a blip in the mainstream press, noted to Allen that McClellan's book was likely to be reviewed heavily in the mainstream press. Allen agreed, with a wry chuckle of his own.
A satirical site called Scrappleface has an entry that rivals Ed Morrissey's in terms of pith:
McClellan: Publisher Using Me Unwittingly to Sell Books
by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace · 2 Comments
(2008-05-28) — Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, who claims in a new book that Bush administration officials used him to promote the president’s policies and to defend top officials, today said he suspects he’s being used unwittingly by his publisher to pass along information “just to sell books.”