I must first preface this review by clearly stating that I haven't read Scott McClellan's tell-all book, and am therefore every bit as qualified to comment on it as Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, or any other progressive blogger out there. But one thing that struck me about Lying for Hitler was McClellan's damning indictment of Condoskeeza Rice, whom he describes as "hard to get to know" and "completely unwilling to give me any sugar."
One would expect Dick Halliburton Cheney (whose daughter is a lesbian) to be cold and unfriendly, or KKKarl Rove to be secretive and distant, but a sistah should have a little more soul.
As Richard Clarke recalled in his own Tome of Truth, when he informed then National Security Advisor that Osama Bin Laden was determined to attack the United States, Rice simply flashed him a "No shit, Sherlock!" expression and hurried off to some silly national security meeting without even bothering to give him some sugar.
Now we learn that McClellan didn't get any sugar, either.
As the first African-American Secretary of State - indeed, the FIRST African-American woman even allowed to enter a Republican White House through the front door - Rice could have prevented Bush's illegal and immoral war in Iraq by simply giving Scott McClellan a little sugar. Instead, she squandered the opportunity by being totally professional to McClellan and Clarke at all times. One only hopes that as more disgruntled Bush staffers pen their own tell-all books, new evidence will emerge of how unwilling to give people sugar Condoleeza Rice really is.