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June 10th, 2008
05:02 PM ET

Should Bush worry about McClellan testimony?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

President Bush probably isn't looking forward to next Friday – that's when former White House Spokesman Scott McClellan is set to testify before Congress.

McClellan will appear before the House Judiciary Committee, publicly and under oath, concerning the White House's role in leaking the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame in 2003.

In his new book, McClellan writes that he was misled by administration officials, possibly including Vice President Dick Cheney, about the role of Scooter Libby in the leak. McClellan has said that both the president and vice president "directed me to go out there and exonerate" Libby. The Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Henry Waxman, is also trying to get his hands on more FBI documents about the leak.

Meanwhile, here's something else President Bush may want to keep his eye on: Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment against the president last night. Kucinich believes Mr. Bush deceived the country and violated his oath of office by taking the U.S. into war in Iraq. He introduced a similar resolution last year calling for the impeachment of Cheney – that measure was killed.

With so little time left in Bush's term it's highly unlikely the Democratic Congress will do anything with this new resolution either. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that impeachment is "off the table." I still wonder who authorized Nancy Pelosi to make that determination. Something else we'll probably never know.

Here’s my question to you: How concerned should the Bush administration be about Scott McClellan’s upcoming testimony before Congress?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Lan writes:
No, but the Republican Party should. National security has been their saving grace and this is a massive stain on their reputation.

John from Marlton, N.J. writes:
McClellan is just rehashing what most reasonable people already knew and it's likely Bush is not concerned at all. Think about it, if he goes, Cheney becomes the president (officially). If you really want a gut-wrenching scenario, Pelosi is only a heartbeat behind Cheney and her back-up is Sen. Byrd. When you think about it this way, we are all in deep trouble.

Kevin writes:
"Worry" is not a word in Bush's small vocabulary. The dominos have already fallen in the Scooter Libby case, the rest is hearsay. Waxman and his cronies like to make it look like they are doing something.

John from Philadelphia writes:
Very, very, worried. I believe that Scott will finally expose the weak underbelly of these bums. If ever there were a president and vice-president who should be in jail, it is these two. Maybe McClellan's testimony will at least encourage Congress to bring criminal charges after they finally leave office.

RC from Illinois writes:
I doubt Bush is worried nor should he be. How can Bush's reputation and his legacy be tarnished any more than it has been? This impeachment talk is nonsense, won't happen. The only benefit to McClellan's testimony is to bring publicity to his book and make him millions.

Patrick writes:
How concerned? It is clear they are concerned. The Bush Administration has marched out everyone they can find to counterattack the book and the person. Sometimes the truth just hurts!

Jeff from Los Angeles writes:
Unless McClellan is accusing Bush of steroid use, it will never make it onto the congressional hearing calendar.

soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    He's just another whining former administration lackey.
    He can't tell us anything we didn't already know.

    June 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  2. george charles paree

    Of course he should there should be war crimes meeting in congress know both president and vice president.are guility of at the very lest crinmal false testamony.

    June 10, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  3. A Kraft Naples, FL

    Bush does not worry about the American people nor America do you really think he will care about what Scott MacLellan says?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  4. Garnet, Corning, Oh

    Should he worry? Well, only if he or any of them lied.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  5. Alizabeth

    He should, then again since our mainstream media are more concerned with McCain's background screen and Obama's fist bumb, I doubt most of you would cover it adequeately.

    I mean, what happened to the recent Intelligent report that stated the Bush administration lied about the reason we invaded another country?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  6. Amnesty IS Treason

    is this the joke question of the week? roflmao

    June 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  7. josh J. Athens GA

    God, I hope so. So far it's seemed that Bush could sniper hunt nuns on the White House lawn without getting in trouble. At long last sir, have we no sense of justice?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  8. Jan from Boca Raton, Fl

    If I were Bush, I would be sweating bullets.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  9. Keith from Irving Texas

    Unfortunately, GWB has no personal reason to be concerned, Jack. Good ole' Nancy Pelosi has already said "impeachement" hearings for GWB are not on the table.

    Ethically, if you think Scott's testimony will bother George after what he and his cronies have done to our country and constitution for eight years, then you haven't been paying attention.

    George will get over the embarassment. His oil buddies will make sure of that.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  10. don in naples, florida

    Bush doesn't have to worry about any testimony.. He can simply resort to the type of lying he's done the last 8 years. He can be evasive and non definite– Perhaps throw in a lot of ideological rhetoric in with his excuses and maybe he can con a grand jury too.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  11. David, Orlando, FL

    Bush has gotten away with everything so far. With 6 billion eye witnesses, he has committed misfeasance, malfeasance, failure to uphold the Constitution (and his oath of office) war crimes and at least a dozen other felonies. In any sane world he and his tribe would be facing dozens of capital offenses. But he hasn’t even been impeached by the gutless Democrats. The only concern is if he will injure himself laughing at all his peons.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  12. Ryan, Va

    I think Bush should be worried since a large majority of americans want him out of office ASAP. I also think that McCllelan's testimony might just put impeachment back on the table for the Democratic Congress. We should hold the President and Vice President as accountable for their actions as everyone else in the country. Plus due to the political climate there would also be many republicans in congress that would be forced to vote for the articles of impeachment for political survival.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  13. David Alexandria, VA

    Not much. There is little in the way of new fact introduced in the book which hasn't been assumed ot be true already. Congress has a lot more to worry about than milling the grist of a lame duck administration. Time to move on.

    But, I do think someone should consider impeaching Kucinich for wasting so much time on this dead horse and not introducing a bill to solve the energy crisis. Apparently he's the only one on the hill with the free time to devote to drafting legislation.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  14. Betty

    Bush and his cronies will just conveniently "not recall".

    Can't our legislators impeach that group in power now? Why haven't they started any impeachment proceedings?

    Just a thought.

    Thanks

    June 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  15. Karl in San Francisco, CA

    They should worry, but not about impeachment but war crime charges in the Hague after they leave office. That's should put them away for life and is what they deserve. The only impeachment for now should be Nancy Pelosi for failure to perform her duties as Speaker of the House and Impeach Bush and Cheney a year ago. The Constitution says impeachment is mandatory when the law is broken and not just an option. Sorry, Jack, I forgot, the Constitution is suspended, isn't it, until next January? Silly me.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  16. Jayne in NH

    Oops – should have read the entire post before the question. You did mention the impeachment motion. Kudos. Haven't heard it anywhere else.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  17. milly in massachusetts

    Anyone with a brain would be, but them we all know W is minus one.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  18. Willow, Sheldon, Iowa

    I don't think he will worry. He's only got 6 months left in office. Then he is free to live off all of his oil money . If they impeached Bush, we'd just get Cheney, more of the same. Its definitely time for a change, but if Clinton, impeached, disbarred, etc. can be a major political figure, Bush probably thinks he's safe. Our country seems to forget soon moral difficulties our political figures have.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  19. Karl in CA

    In the immortal words of his look-a-like, Alfred E. Newman, "What, me worry?".

    June 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  20. Gigi in Alabama

    Impeachment should not be off the table and he should worry that Kucinich's bill has legs this time around. Maybe if they would censure Pelosi for her incompetence, they could start impeachment immediately. George Bush has literally got away with murder (Iraq) and something should be done about it.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  21. Ed Reed

    Not very. They've managed to avoid all responsibility so far and in the one instance that one member of the administration was caught red-handed, the President just pardoned him.

    Ed Reed
    Port Aransas, TX

    June 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  22. Caryn, Washington DC

    Bush isn't worried at all. I think he has very little respect for Americans. Once he realized that we (collectively) were stupid enough to reelect him...all bets were off.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  23. sarah, Indiana

    george w. bush is just like the mad magazine mascot alfred e. newman who's tag line is 'What ? me, worry?" he can do that with impunity now that speaker pelosi is ignoring the wishes of millions of americans and giving king george a free pass to do whatever he wants.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  24. Greg ...Cabot AR

    I don't think Bush has anything to worry about, no one in congress has the kahoonas to do anything about it anyway.

    McClellan's book doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know or suspect so why bring it up now?

    The ONLY reason McClellan is speaking out now is crystal clear, the man has a book so sell and wants to make a big money from being a liar and the more publicity he gets now, the more books he will sell.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  25. Esther Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

    Bush worry now that is a laugh.
    He never worried about our soliders
    or our economy
    or our health care
    or our streets needing repair
    or our crime
    or our gas prices
    or food prices
    he should be worried but he is Apathy and not empathy

    June 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  26. Robert W. Brooks

    Jack,

    They should be very concerned. We are a nation of laws not men. This administration was elected to serve the American people, not to persue they own agenda at the expense of the public's welfare. It would appear that the attitude that the end justifies the means will catch up with Bush.

    Robert
    Forest, VA

    June 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  27. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Haven't we got bigger problems to be worried about than what Bush/Chaney told or didn't tell McClellan to do? Even if everything McClellan says is true, it won't go anywhere this close to the election.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  28. George

    Shouldn't he be worried. Although all that he is telling now, well after the fact to my knowledge makes him an excessory to any wrongdoing that took place, and there was plenty of that. It would be wonderful to see that Bush got taken apart by one of his own trusted loyalist is order to save his own neck. I think McCelland felt that after the election that he was about to be pulled into the lions den, as many others wsill be if the Congress wishes to do so.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  29. roger dowdle lockhart, tx

    Bush does not have to worry- Congress will hold hearings, rant and rave, hem and haw, and do nothing except waste time, energy and money, and then end up doing nothing. As soon as bush is out of office, he and his boss, Dick Cheney, should be charged with mass murder, torture, crimes against humanity, and treason. Then renditioned to iran or Venezuela for trials. This follows their policy re terrorists.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  30. Linda in Virginia

    Bush's last act in power will be to parden himself and Chaney, it's hopeless.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  31. Janet, America via Toronto

    Absence of Malice or MIND!

    Lets just see what McCellan has to say, or how long he lives to say anthing substantial, to take Bush and Cheney along with their other Criminal Associates!

    They are the Worst War & Economy Criminals of History!

    June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  32. Helena

    Clearwater, FL
    I heard that when Bush heard about it, he said, "SO?"

    June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  33. Anne/Seattle

    I doubt that Bush is very worried. He's wriggled out of more severe testimony than this and has protectors who won't allow any negative consequences just as those who accomplished the same for Cheyney. Nancy Pelosi should be investigated for tabling the possiblity of impeachment. Americans have the right to know what's happened during the Bush administration and both Democrats and Republicans share responsibility for not uncovering the shennanigans of the last eight years.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  34. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    McClellan should have come forward with his revelations of being lied to years ago when he could have saved many thousands of lives and billions of dollars. It seems that he only came forward to make money for himself. Bush doesn't care because he never has cared about anybody but his oil buddies and campaign contributors. The only way that McClellan's testimony will mean anything is when bush and cheney are charged,tried,convicted and sent to prison for their crimes against humanity.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  35. Allan Hanson Cameron Park Ca.

    I hope it leads to impeachment , and war crime tribunals. I do not understand those who think we should just ignore all the crimes of this Administration.
    Lying about sex is not the only impeachable offence. Is it?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  36. Karen an Independent from Pennsylvania

    He might be if he was facing reelection.. But since he cannot serve three terms, he probably doesn't give a damn, and I don't think we will see an impeachment The one that should be concerned is McCain.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  37. Jed in Redding, CA

    You know who should worry? John McCain. Not that he had anything at all to do with the whole Valerie Plame debaucle, but that Bush's image is becoming more an more tarnished because of Scott McClellan. Not to mention Phase II of the 9/11 report. (Somehow that's still not in the news. You should ask about that tomorrow.) The less popular Bush is, the more McCain has to distance himself, and the more he does that, the more annoyed the GOP base gets that McCain is disrespecting the sitting President. Moving to the middle on Bush gets Mccain nowhere if all he does is alienates his base. Scott McClellan is one of the best things to happen to Democrats this year.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  38. Andrea - Denver, CO

    I doubt Bush has a care in the world. God takes care of idiots.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  39. Pat,Lexington, Ky.

    Bush and his cronies haven't worried about anything important since they got in the White House. I wish McClellan and this investigation could give them something to sweat about!

    God bless Kucinich for trying – and anyone else who has previously tried. How can Pelosi say it's off the table?? Cause she's too busy getting ready to run the Dem. convention??

    June 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  40. Victor in Saanich, B.C. Canada

    Jack, he's leaving and the issue will be left in the dust. Bush will make a few more trips [you know – to use up the air miles] and saunter off down the trail with his pension etc.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  41. Gayle, Illinois

    I believe he should be somewhat worried about this one. Let's see, maybe he can tap dance his way out of this too.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  42. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    Yes he should be worried as well as the key leaders in his administration, especially Karl Rove. I think we are seeing the beginnings of the eventual impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney. They have run a totally crooked administration. I can't wait until January!

    June 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  43. Ricardo Fairview, Texas

    Nope. The guy is trying to sell a book and he is trying to sell the American people on a concept that he was too naive to realize what he was doing at the time. No one is that stupid not even Scott McClellan. If he goes before the congress and tells them he knew what he was doing was wrong but he did it anyway while he was under an oath of office to defend this country from both foreign and domestic enemies sending thousands of American soldiers to their deaths based on fabricated information then he is signing his own prison sentence. America will see to that.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  44. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The Bush administration is too arrogant to be concerned with McClellan's upcoming testimony. As Dick Cheney would say when questioned, SO.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  45. jennifer from Cape Cod

    They can't impeach him even if they had the proof and the time-our country is hurting badly economically and running up more national debt to officailly impeach the most unpopular and unproductive president in history won't change anything and would be a foolish waste of time and energy. Our lawmakers should be focused on bringing down gas prices (among other things)...the bum will be thrown out soon enough.
    Jenn Cape Cod

    June 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  46. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    To quote Simon Cowell of American Idol when he believes someone is about to get voted off:

    "I'd start packing if I were you!"

    June 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  47. Jenny

    Jack,

    Why would he worry. He will probably eb out of office before anyone can get a case together to sue him. It would be a colossil waste iof time and energy to impeach him. He is gone in six months anyway.

    Jenny Rome ga

    June 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  48. Marilyn

    I think the Congress is going to have to worry if Bush is allowed to slide. The president hold the powers of a dictator. Thanks to an executive order, the president has the power to dissolve congress in a "national emergency." The congress might find themselves unemployed. Wouldn't that be something?
    The USA used to lead global human rights organizations; USA no longer belongs to them; they're now moving to condem and charge Bush with war crimes. Congress better get on board. Americans are fed up with the lousy leadership in Washington DC, and a lot of so-called leaders better dust off their resumes for 2009.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  49. Annie, Atlanta

    He doesn't need to be concerned at all. Bush has been lying for most of his two terms, and NOTHING frighteningly has been done about it. He has the judiciary branch in his pocket, and congress will continue to roll over and play dead. And the thought of Cheney as president has a nightmarish quality to it.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  50. Terry in Hanover County

    Bush wouldn't worry if McClellan had a video tape of him admitting that he lied about Iraq and committed treason in the Plame case. After all, Congress ignored his joking about WMD on video as he looked around his office for them. At that time, I believe over 1000 U.S. soldiers and countless innocent men, women, and children had died in Iraq as a direct result of his declaration of war. Congress knows he has lied to them, yet our spineless representatives do little more than hold hearings and bluster in the press about their findings. Until Congress is willing to take action against Bush, why bother?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  51. Michael Smith, New Orleans

    Bush isn't the least concerned about any aspect of reality. He grew up in a bubble, he led our country from inside a bubble, and he'll swagger out of office inside his bubble. Menial details do not affect him.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  52. Bob Fleming

    They should be plenty worried. They have always been able to hide behind executive privilege by either asserting it on behalf of anyone currently in their administration or by getting those no longer in the administration to assert it when subpoened.

    Since McClellan is not asserting the privilege they will have to turn to the courts and seek a court order enjoining his testimony. If they do this their rebuttal to his book (shoot the messanger and disregard the message) will appear even more ridiculous.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  53. Sharon/Illinois

    He should be a lot more worried about the 35 Articles of Impeachment introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich yesterday on the House floor. Kucinich spelled out 35 instances where Bush circuvented the US Constitution, each of which needs redress through Impeachment and removal from office. McClellan's testimony should be part of the Impeachment Hearings, but Bush has a lot more misdeeds to worry about and Kucinich has done a magnificent job of documenting his 35 cases. What I want to know is why was the presentation not worthy of a "Breaking News" notation on ANY of the cable news networks while it was happening. It was covered by Munich News but not CNN? You guys need to get your priorities straight. Hillary is yesterday's news–move on already and cover the really important stuff (like Articles of Impeachment).

    June 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  54. Liz

    The Bush administration has lost credibility on almost all accounts. So the MaClellan testimony will be another add to the list and honestly, I do not think this can or will worry Bush. With a rating of 28%, it cannot get any worse; additionally, this story is not new, and most probably,everything to do with the story was discussed by the Bush inner circle during "Scooter' Libby's case and so there is nothing for him to worry about; a plot will be hatched to discount and discredit McClellan; simple.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  55. Prince of New Orleans

    Why should he worry.? He's not worried about the economy or the oil crisis. Why should he be concerned about something that his former spokesman said or wrote. Even the Republicans know that Bush lied to get us involved in the war in Iraq. Just in case we've forgotten, billions of dollars was somehow lost in duffle bags in Iraq. This is not rocket science; just follow the money trail. War is a Racket, just as two time medal of honor winner General Smedley Butler says it is.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  56. Jim in Cape Coral, FL

    Jack,
    Bush doesn't worry about a thing. He's the decider! Congress is far too afraid of this cowboy to even consider impeachment. So why should Bush worry? On thursday of last week the Second Phase of the Iraq war report came out, which CNN decided wasn't news worthy, in it it stated that Bush and Cheney knowingly decieved the American people in the months leading up to the war. Halliburton, Cheney's old company, has been busted cold stealing billions from our government and nothing is done about it. We'd have better luck playing Pick-up-Sticks with our butt cheeks than McClellan's testimony will have in changing the way Bush and this do nothing congress runs Washington.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  57. Nora Corpus Christi Texas

    They should worry but they won't. They have one foot out of office. They figure if McCain should win, he will just come in and finish the cover up of all the crap they have been hiding for the last 8 years, and the washington we all know and hate rolls on for another term!!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  58. mitch martin arkansaw

    yes,but,he should worry more about the majority of people who would like to see him impeached and charged with war crimes.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  59. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    McCellan is the least of President Bush's and the Administration problem. It is a "he said, she said, they said" no end avenue. Of course in politics, anything is possible, and if I were Scooter Libby I might be thinking about using Preparation "H".......because if anybody is going to get it........it will be him again.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  60. Stacy from Farifax, Virginia

    Is what McClellan says is true, than Bush and Cheney are up a creek without a paddle. As for Bush's impeachment it won't happen. After all who in their right mind would want Cheney as President?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  61. Al, Lawrence KS

    At this point, it doesn't really matter anymore, and frankly I think Congress is wasting time. Impeachment is going nowhere, and with Bush's approval somewhere in the 20's and Cheney somewhere in the single digits, it's obvious that these lame ducks will be limping out of office, and go down in history as the worst administration ever. Let McClellan have his 15 minutes but the damage has already been done, and they did it to themselves. The best thing we can do now is start planning the celebration parties for inauguration day in January. As we celebrate, the whole world will party with us.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  62. Paul, Columbia, SC

    Here we go again with more partisan nonsense over information that is certifiably old news. Major critical issues face this country and require immediate focused attention and action. The clowns in Washington just keep ratcheting up the partisan foolishness and wasting valuble time playing the blame game. The "change" America needs is new butts in those 535 seats.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  63. Anthony Smith

    He should be concerned, but something tells me that he is not concerned at all. The reason being that this man thinks he is above the law and so far has been. There has been NO accountability from his staff, cabinet, press secretaries, Cheney or himself. In the real world, if someone assists another in driving a car to a robbery which ends in murder, they would face conspiracy or facilitation charges. Meanwhile, George Bush, has been at the wheel for this disastrous presidency in which thousands have died for a lie. Something tells me that the Almighty One won't be as lenient on him as the American people have been. For that, he should be concerned!

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    June 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  64. Lori

    Bush concerned? He thinks he's above the law so I doubt he sweating much. Real change will come when we hold these guys accountable for what they've done to this country. If Bush is facing time behind bars he will be concerned.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  65. Russ in PA

    The heck with McClellan. I just hope that everyone in Congress will grow a spine, and join Kucinich in his impeachment proposal.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  66. Chicago Bob from Illinois

    The Bush spinners will get around this, and Bush's popularity can hardly fall lower. It may hurt the GOP though, because they will have to help with the spinning.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  67. Geri Britt

    Jack! I don't think this president worries about anyone or anything. He knows that no one is serious about prosecuting him and his sidekick. His attitude is: It's a zippity-do-dah day. He rarely loses his cool. Member of Congress? All they seem to know how to do is posture, pretend, or pander. Don't believe me? Then what have the Senators who have run for president been doing all these months? Obama and McCain are still doing it.
    Geri – Mead, OK

    June 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  68. Tom, Ft Lauderdale

    Jack

    I suspect that George W Bush may well be the first American president to give himself a full unconditional pardon for anything he did or failed to do while he was attempting to be President

    June 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  69. Courtney, South Windsor, CT

    He should be more worried about Kucinich – possibly the only member of Congress to actually read the PATRIOT Act, and one of the few members of our current government with the brains – and cojones – to take on the machine that is the Bush Administration. And yes, McClellan's testimony will solidify any case Congress brings. Let's all just hope that they actually do it this time.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  70. Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy

    If I were George I'd take up the harmonica. McClellan looks like a boy scout and seems to have plenty of credibility amongst law makers.

    CNN conducted a poll on American Morning. 88% of respondents said they believed McClellan.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  71. Joy from Sherman, Tx

    Why should he be worried? He's broken every law in the book and gotten off "scott free". Why should this be any different? They impeached Clinton for lying under oath about an affair, but the president lies to get us into an unnecessary war and we do nothing.
    I hope one day to see something done about him and his cronies.

    Keep up the good work, Jack.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  72. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    Presdient Bush has never appeared to be concerned about anything since he became sole commander in chief so why should he lose sleep over this one. As far as Nancy Pelosi, when did God go on vacation and leave her in charge?

    June 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  73. Ron Richmond

    Bush hand picked the Attorney General. In our Two Party System, if you own the Attorney General, the fix is in, Jack. That's the way it works for Republicans!

    June 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  74. Dave of Oregon

    Overall it appears that the Bush administration when confronted with the issues that McClellan can speak to can and will always repeat that the press secretary was out of the loop when it came to internal policy matters, still the constant repetition and the furor will remain in the news enough for Congress and perhaps Fitzgerald to rehash old matters once again. I would have never thought that McClellan's book would have caused so much of a fracas in as much as the expectations for chicanery by this Bush administration has always been suspect. McClellan's going to Congress may open old wounds and will be interesting as was the Dean testimony for the Watergate hearings. Is it possible that the Country can be sorry for Bush in light of what might come out during these congressional hearings? Should be entertaining!

    June 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  75. Tom Huntington,NY

    Bush isn't worried, and just to show that there are no hard feelings he had Cheney invite McClellan on a quail hunting trip.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  76. john marlton, nj

    McClellan is just rehashing what most reasonable people already knew and it's likely Bush is not concerned at all. Think about it, if he goes, Dick becomes the President (officially). If you really want a gut wrenching scenario, Pelosi is only a heart beat behind Cheny and her back up is Sen Bryd... ... When you think about it this way, we are all in deep trouble

    June 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  77. Jenny from Rome, Ga

    They should be very concerned. Most Americans are fed up with the Bush administration. Whatever McClellan knows-or has to say-could finally burst Mr. Bush's bubble. I say the whole lot of them are crooks, and it's time for a little justice. I, like about 70% of Americans, am hoping this will be another nail in the impeachment coffin.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  78. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    After what he has gotten away with for the last 7 plus years, why would George Bush worry about anything anyone says. Dont forget the magic words " I dont recall "

    June 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  79. Jay, Denver CO

    Worry? No.

    The President is above the law. People are naive to think different.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  80. Sunyaré - Toronto

    Have you people been living in Saddam Hussein’s hole for the past 7 years? Nothing worries Bush! He goes with his instincts; and if something gets on his conscience, he just blocks it out like it never happened.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  81. Lene'

    I don't know much good it would do now but I would like to see the "truth" be known and if it is true the guilty be punished. If this is true then Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby and others directly involved in the conspiracy are guilty of murdering over 4,000 Americans maiming many thousands more and many more Iraqi's....Murders need to be punished and these people in the White House should not be above the law like they are.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  82. Darlene - Philadelphia

    Bush and mcwar and cheyney are criminals.They could care less about this country.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  83. William from Sanford, NC

    If you want to know how much George Bush or his administration is worrying just look at the front cover of "Mad Magazine".

    June 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  84. Debbie,NJ

    Yes. Now maybe since its in writing from a reliable source the process of impeachment and criminal charges can be bought up against this administration for the murder of 4100 American soldiers and the hundreds that were maimed in their false reason for going to war.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  85. Terry, Chandler AZ

    Of course the prez should be concerned. When Sott testifies under oath what he knows it will bring much more attention to merely the written words found in his book. I can't wait for Colin Powell to write a book.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  86. Don Bezler

    Jack,Bush got by 7 1/2 yrs with out being IMPEACHED only way to
    make him PAY now is charge HE & CHENEY with WAR CRIMES.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  87. Tom in Desoto Texas

    McClellan could be the first to tell the truth from this Bush Regime. At least Scott might catch up to what the rest of the world has known for years.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  88. Phil-Wenatchee, WA

    "What, me worry? I have executive priviledge, and NOBODY can touch me! But I'll tell you one thing, I'll sure be glad to get out of this mess in 7 months so Laura and I can continue building our castle in Crawford. Gonna be nice with all that retirement coming in and secret service protection".

    June 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  89. Will San Jose, CA

    Sadly Bush doesn't need to worry at all.

    This congress has had 5 years since Joseph Wilson sounded alarm bells about the build-up to the Iraq war. They have done nothing.

    They have had 3 years since the "Downing Street Memo" again pointed to a fixing of intelligence. They have done nothing.

    And now they have the Senate Intelligence Committee's Phase II report explicitly stating that the President and Vice President made statements that, "were not substantiated by the intelligence."

    What will congress do? Nothing

    June 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  90. Karl in CA

    With Bush and Cheney being the good Christians that they are, should be worried about explaining all this to the Lord Almighty at the Pearly Gates. I can count at least 4 Commandments they have crucified. We all know they are free and clear at this end.

    June 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  91. nick

    Yes he should is it me or does every time we geta report about the begining of the war something shady emerges yet nothign happens to bush or his stormtroopers. I know it wont amount to nething but this administration has done some much damage to the office of the presidency and the constituion and nothing comes out of it!. We need accountabilty for the sake of history at least , that may be to partisan right now but its stil right. go scott tel what u know and bush shake in yah shoes

    June 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  92. Chuck in MO

    Why should he? Democrats don't have a large enough majority to
    insure his removal from office ahead of schedule and he's made such
    a mess of everything they have far more important legislation to focus
    on and for him to veto.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  93. Bruce St Paul MN

    They are probably not too concerned. As usual, they will mount a quick campaign to discredit McClellan. And as usual, the media will give as much or more attention to the denials than to the accusations. So far, this has been a non-story in the press. Where is the outrage, the righteous indignation? Shouldn't we at least be curious about the President, Vice-president, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Advisor creating a facade of a threat to manipulate us into war? I am not defending Suddam, but if they told us their real motives for war, would we have done it? Not likely. I think the families of deceased and injured soldiers deserve to know the truth.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  94. LaVerne E Brison

    Jack: George Bush will never face any of his crimes. Scott McClellan should have spoken up a long time ago if he was a decent person. If the Democrats had any backbone they would have not all voted for him to go to war in the first place. They should have given a protest vote at least.!!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  95. Tom - Virginia

    Jack –

    Bush does not care. War crime trial may be another story.

    McCain should worry. The longer the story stays alive the better for Obama

    June 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  96. Dan, Chantilly Va

    He shouldn't be worried at all. Writing a book is one thing, testifying under oath is entirely different. There are two potential outcomes I see from this:
    1. McClellan pleads the fifth to everything (or admits things without actually admitting things with double-speak)
    2. McClellan implicates the president on a few things, but nothing major, we all get mad, Congress does nothing, 1 week later we've all moved on to the next scandal
    Either way, nothing gets done. He and Cheney will never receive any punishment in America whether deserved or not. However, they might be taking a not-so-pleasant trip to The Hague in the near future.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  97. Diane, Barneveld, NY

    With a society that thinks an affair is an impeachable offense, supports this administration in a war of choice, torture, chipping away at the constitution, lying and demanding supportive lying from members of the administration, explain to me why Dumya should be afraid of anything anyone says or does at this point.
    And Pelosi should be impeached, too, for being a republican in democrat clothes for letting this administration to get away with it all.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  98. Helen from Mifflin County, PA

    Why would he develop a conscience at this point?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  99. fnu

    Who will testify Scott's version? Barney?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  100. Frank Canada

    Why would that bunch of war criminals worry about anything they've destroyed your economy, your image throughout the entire world and put the U.S. on the same level as Syria and countries of that ilk by openly breaking international law, openly violating the Geneva convention and torturing innocent people.

    If this cast of undesirables were in any other country than the U.S. they would've been put right up on the same scaffold as Saddam.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  101. Adam Mercer Oshawa, Ontario

    Jack,

    You are right, it would have been nice of Nancy had at least let there be a vote on impeachment. To be honest the war is illegal, has been from the beginning, especially since we now know it was more about regime change than anything else. He should have been impeached when he took his eye off the ball (Bin Laden being the ball), in favour of finishing off his Dad's war.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  102. WW

    No. He has enough people in High places to keep him safe.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  103. Steve C

    Jack,
    Myabe the book will finally convince everyone that the Three Stooges (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld) should be tried for war crimes and crimes against Humanity.

    Steve
    Laguna Niguel

    June 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  104. Chris Swansea, MA

    The one who is worrying is the one who will stand to lose something fron all of this John McCain. This country won't put Bush in jail. No one has the nerve!

    June 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  105. Mickie in Philadelphia, PA

    One can only hope, but this is a do nothing Congress. I think not only should Bush and Cheney have been impeached long ago, but Pelosi should be impeached for taking it off the table. Obviously, this Congress is not voting the will of the people they are supposed to serve. I say get rid of them all and start with those not connected to the big $$.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  106. Lan

    No, but the Republican party should. National security has been their saving grace, and this is massive stain on their reputation.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  107. Don-Ocala, FL.

    I would be very concerned-Would not you be?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  108. RR in Princeton NJ

    Considering President Bush & Alfred E. Newman were separated at birth, I seriously doubt that Bush has ever worried about anything. Except maybe that he forgot to pack his favorite down pillow for a trip.

    Jack, this is the rhetorical question of the month.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  109. Patrick

    How concerned? It is clear they are concerned. The Bush Administration has marched out everyone they can find to counter attack the book and the person. Sometimes the truth just hurts !

    June 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  110. Kay, Philadelphia

    Yep! What's done in secret always comes to light. I'm just glad that in this case, it's sooner than later. I'm not even sure if it will make much of a difference though since Bush's name is already mud.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  111. Maggie from peterborough

    You have to give this bunch of Conservatives credit they have successfully cultivated your society in the same manner they would cultivate mushrooms..........that is by keeping them in the dark and feeding them full of manure.

    You also have to give McCain credit as it appears like he will be able to successfully continue on down the same path or how else would you be able to justify him being on even terms with Obama in all the recent polls.

    In short they don't have to worry about anything or Bush couldn't have been re-elected for a second term.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  112. Kristen- Philadelphia, PA

    I don’t think they should be too concerned. This President has already been exposed for what kind of person he is and so have the people he chooses to associate with. Nothing this man says will surprise me about Bush or his administration. And to the folks who are just so amazed at what McClellan says where have you been the past 8 years, under a rock? Bush is crooked, what else is new.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  113. Louis

    Jack, if I were Bush I would be terrified! Even if McClellan doesnt have much to offer to this controversy, the image of him raising his hand under oath only places more gasoline into the fire. What I find most exciting about the hearing is that none of the administration officials challenged McClellan on the facts. They just spilled out a bunch of garbage about how ole Scott wasnt the man they once knew which to me makes his testimony even more credible. At the very least the DNC would be delighted to make a new ad out of this. So Jack, next Friday I'm just going to get my microwavable popcorn and enjoy the show.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  114. Richard B, East TN

    Jack –
    Why should President Bush or VP Chaney worry about a little thing like sending over 4,000 of America's finest to their deaths to establish a "Legacy" - I mean - Afrter all John McCain was right there with them, endorsing their policies and egging them on to send even more troops -- No one else is supporting McClellen "Wild" (according to McBush) statements - Or are they - AND there is NO proof (again, according to McBush) - Or is there -

    June 10, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  115. Kevin

    "Worry" is not a word in Bush's small vocabulary. The dominos have already fallen in the Scooter Libby case, the rest is hear say. Waxman and his cronies like to make it look like they are doing something however, they couldn't even convict a baseball player.

    Kevin
    Warren, MI

    June 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  116. Ray Kinserlow

    What, me worry? i am sure that would be his response. Are you going to mention that Rep. Dennis Kucinich read the articles of impeachment in Congress yesterday?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  117. Cynthia

    He should and all the others mentioned. If what McCllelan is saying is true, I think all of them should be put in the honeycone (jail). Just think of the number of lives lost and for what?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  118. Patrick, Des Moines

    not at all. Any other President would be shaking in their boots, but not George. He has no legacy to worry about. Any logical person that can connect the dots saw that this war was a farce before it even got going *cough Barack Obama*, now it's just coming out into the public. Bush has proven again and again that he truly does NOT care about the American people (Katrina, Patriot Act) so why should he care what we think?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  119. Ruth -Az

    Yes I think so. I have been waiting for someone to arrest the Chaney and his side kick Bush.

    June 10, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  120. Carol

    I believe you have to have a soul before you can worry. They say confesion is good for the soul. Maybe that is why McClellan wrote the book.

    Carol
    Oregon

    June 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  121. RC in Illinois

    I doubt Bush is worried nor should he be. How can Bush's reputation and his legacy be tarnished any more than it has been? This impeachment talk is nonsense...won't happen. The only benefit to McClellan's testimony is to bring publicity to his book....and make him millions. Looks like he got a head start on everyone from that administration and will soon be a multimillionaire like Hillary and Bill. The beauty of being an American!

    June 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  122. Mark, Oklahoma City

    I think it's pretty obvious that President Bush doesn't lose much sleep over anything. It is also obvious that he thinks he and his co-horts are immune from Congressional inquiry. Well, we'll just see about that won't we?

    June 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  123. Congressman Ted Poe

    I'm a Republican and am ashamed of what my party has become. I'm going to run for office as a Democrat next term. And thats just the way it is!

    June 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  124. JW Georgia

    To paraphrase a Bush look-alike, Mr. Alfed E. Neuman, "What? Me worry?"

    June 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  125. Ed in RI

    Jack;
    What a silly question Jack. You must remember that we're talking about The Bush administration. Has Bush and co. ever "ducked & covered" on any media and/or house investigation since they stole the office in 2000? They have so effectively changed the laws, that they have nothing to fear. The Congress and the American people are just a big flock of sheep to them.
    ES

    June 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  126. Billy G in Las Vegas

    Bush, Cheney and their criminal gang probably don't need to worry because they only have a few months left in office BUT John McCain should be plenty worried. as a close supporter of Bush and his policies, anything that comes out about the current Republican administration will tar him with the same brush.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  127. K.Ejike

    Do you honestly think Bush cares? He only has a few more months unitl he gone. In his mind , he feels like he has left a great legacy.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  128. Bill,Al.

    Not at all! McClellan has a dramatic version of suppositions only! He was around all of the chatter,but never a part of it! He's just following the crooked Democrat's orders to cause a "rookus" right here at election time. Is there no end to this conspiracy?! Gosh,the man is trying to sell a book,and profit from what ,now,has to be a democratic future. Ha! Good luck with that Scott!

    June 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  129. Len, Colorado

    Yes.....

    June 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  130. Niko NC

    Jack,
    My opinion of this President couldn't get any lower. He shouldn't worry about the testimony because its just another way to spend the tax payers money in this depressing economy.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  131. Dwight in San Bernardino, CA

    I believe that Bush should be afraid, but I believe that he thinks he's above God's law as well as man's laws and doesn't care about the outcome, any more than he cares about the majority of the American people.

    If I was Bush, I'd be worried about which way I'd be going, in the end of time.

    I hope one day, Bush will be a man without a country, just an orange jump suite and 3 squares a day.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  132. Vicki in Vermont

    Maybe he should be worried but I doubt that he will be. He seems to think that nothing will stick to him. He has teflon suits!

    Impeachment? Really? He'll be gone in less than a year. Why waste valuable time and energy in such a meaningless effort? Is nothing happening in Congress? Are they bored? They spend more time on low priority items than they do on things that matter. I guess those who are up for re-election don't want to deal with anything that could hurt their campaign.

    With the retirement package they get, it's definitely in their best interest to stay as long as possible. Look at Sen. Byrd. I was seven when he was elected for the first time.

    Can you spell TERM LIMITS?

    June 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  133. Ray in Nashville

    What's McClellan going to tell us, that Bush is stubborn, gullible and prone to believing what he wants to believe rather than taking the time to shift through the evidence to find the truth? I think we already know that.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  134. Jim From Ohio

    What ever happened to "Not on my watch?" On Mr. Bush's watch there has been more war, more economic problems, more lying, cheating and an out of touch attitude than any other president of our country. Even the "Tea Pot Dome" incident cannot compare with the mis-leading and lying of this administration. Apparently, The President has considered "Mission Accomplished" in regard to disrupting this country! I have coined a phrase for this administration; Bush/Chaney-Gate!

    June 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  135. Lloyd

    Bush is too dumb to be concerned and is a lame duck to boot. the others are simply lame ducks. their legacies of lies and ineptitude will have to suffice, as Congress is impotent to take any action.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  136. industrt1, HAMPTON VA

    no. because bush is leaving soon it's mccain problem now!

    June 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  137. Jenna Wade

    How concerned should the Bush administration be about Scott McClellan’s upcoming testimony before Congress?

    If I was GW I'd be shaking in my fake cowboy boots!

    Why?

    Because Articles of IMPEACHMNET were levied against GW just yesterday and McClellan's confirmation of some events will strengthen the case for Impeachment.

    Forget Pelosi and those who may be embarrassed by facts, IMPEACHMENT will take place and if this failed administration is NOT safe under an Obama administration. Obama will not let them get away with this!!

    Jenna
    Roseville CA

    June 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  138. Alan B, Minneapolis

    As often as this pack of liars, cronies, and thieves have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar, none of the Bushies have ever been punished for their crimes. Why would we expect that more damning testimony will product any other results?

    June 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  139. Eric Platt

    Why should a lame duck worry about a stool pigeon?

    Both of them are for the birds.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  140. Vance Heun

    I doubt the teflan president needs to worry about McClellen's testimony. After all the deceptions and in some cases lawbreaking, this administration has managed to keep both Bush and Cheney from paying the piper for thier misdeeds. Why would this be any different?

    Kansas City, MO

    June 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  141. Dee in Denver

    Bush should be worried but he probably isn't, thanks to arrogance. His resemblance to Mad magazine's Alfred E. Newman – What me worry?? – is amazing.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  142. Cliff D, VA.

    If the hearings were objective designed to get to the truth only the guilty should be worried; however, they will only be used as a political tool and each MEDIA outlet will spin it to their biased purposes.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  143. Steve Sioux Falls SD

    Only if he tells the truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth. So help them God. As they'll need it!

    June 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  144. Mike Ca

    Jack
    Not at all.
    Congress won't do anything.
    Mike

    June 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  145. Janice Pound

    Bush hopes history will vindicate him. Is'nt history supposed to be written in truth.Since he lives in his own little bubble ( at mental age of a 12 yr. old) and his congress would'nt allow him to be impeached I doubt anything McClellan can say would effect him. His only legacy is war and weapons of war.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  146. Marie NV

    No, this guy just wants to sell a book!

    June 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  147. thomas

    yes, worry first – panic later! This will be the tip of the iceburg on proving the Bush administration's misleading of US citizens as outlined in the 35 Articles of Impeachment ( #'s 1,2,3,4, 21 and 30 ) for President George W Bush by Dennis Kucinich
    Introduced in Congress June 9, 2008.

    WHERE IS THE MEDIA ON THIS?

    Thomas in Pacific Beach, Ca.
    .

    June 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  148. Diff in MD

    Jack,

    The only thing Bush and Cheney are worried about is which Large Oil company or General Contractor is going to pay them when they are out of office, for de-stabilizing the World Economy through a phony, contrived war, thereby driving profits and no-bid contracts through the roof. If it looks like a rat, smells like a rat, it is a rat. If another witness other than McClellan came forward, then they might prove a treasonable offense by Bush and Cheney of bringing WAR against the United States. IRAQ certainly didnt start it! Why have a Constitution if we dont legally uphold it?

    June 10, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  149. Annick Maryland

    Not at all Jack! Bush is already going to be impeached. What else to fear?

    June 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  150. Sean

    He will probably just claim Mclellan is in league with the terrorists and have him shipped to Git-Mo as an enemy combatant before he can testify.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  151. wsp67326

    If we as a country have to rely upon this guy's testimony to realize we have been completely deceived for the last 7+ years, then we have to get our heads out of our rear ends...

    June 10, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  152. George Lennan

    Jack

    Mr. Bush has nothing to worry about with Scott McClellan's testimony . This administration can sweep dirt under the rug faster than a college kid at a frat house. No one is going to do a thing but use up taxpayers money and waste time in hearings. Lets move on and look forward to a new administration.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  153. Michael /in North Dakota

    Oh no, why should he worry about giving more ammo to the democrats to use against McCain. The president has been strangely silent reguarding the election and his record is not helping McCain at all.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  154. Bush/Cheney = Corruption

    If anything comes back to Bush or Cheney they'll just site executive privilege again. It’s their response to any inquest into how completely corrupt and incompetent that administration is. There could be memo's, audio recordings, video, anything really that could incriminate them and its all "executive privilege". What really sad is yes, Nancy "why are you here and what are you actually accomplishing" Pelosi doesn’t do anything about it. They’re all in cahoots and such a disgrace how corrupt Washington has become.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  155. David A Clark

    Of course not, Jack. These guys have thumbed their noses at the American people and the Constitution that they swore to uphold time and again. I think that their collective response to this will be the same as Cheney's arrogant, "...SO?" when asked how he felt about the public's view on the war in Iraq. We can only hope that as a nation of law abbiders that these law breakers get their due.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  156. P P Hernandez

    Jack,

    Nothing but wacko's commenting on this one

    June 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  157. Mylena in Florida

    Bush should care about impeachment proceeding. I've been wondering for years now why the Democrats have not introduced impeachment proceeding against Bush and Cheney. It is long overdue. This administration has been lying about the war in Iraq since the beginning. Why are the Democrats so afraid to take on this administration?

    June 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  158. Donna in ID

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope he can give enough real evidence to be able to put Bush and Chaney up on war crimes charges whether it is tomorrow or 2 yrs down the road.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  159. Andrew, Brier WA

    No.

    Bush will be spending the first 19 days of January 2009 signing thousands of pardons for all the members of his administration (including himself, of course).

    He will have successfully destroyed America at the cost of a really bad hand cramp.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  160. Abigail

    Worried? He doesn't even know about it. He'd have to read memoes (which we know he doesn't do from 9/11) or even just the newspapers (which we know he doesn't do either). He's in his own bubble surrounded by pickup trucks and sycophants. How is it possible that he knows?

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  161. Linda Milazzo

    You're right, Jack, no one gave Nancy Pelosi the authority to take impeachment off the table. In doing so she has taken the Constitution off the table. She'll go down in history as having been the first woman Speaker of the House to disregard the Law Of The Land and enable a criminal Executive Branch.

    Thanks for mentioning Dennis Kucinich's valiant and Constitutionally mandated reading of the 35 Articles of Impeachment on the House floor yesterday. Dennis is an American hero. Pelosi is as much a war criminal as Bush and will go down in history as the woman who TOOK OUR DEMOCRACY OFF THE TABLE, stomped it to death, then kissed it goodbye!!

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  162. Ken

    Mission Accomplished!!

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  163. Jim TN

    I see no reason for Bush to be worried. Libby was NOT...I repeat, NOT...found guilty of leaking the information. He was only found guilty of perjury and obstructing justice. So, Bush and Cheney did absolutely nothing wrong by telling McClellan to exonerate Libby. It was someone completely different who ended up being the leak.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  164. jason

    It should be, but it won't be. This government is too apathetic to sort out whether or not people deserve condemnation.

    Really, it's up to the media. If they allow it to be as big of an issue as it should, then it will become a large issue. If they try to keep a lid on it (by talking about things like lapel pins instead), it won't go nearly as far as it already should be.

    -Jason
    Carbondale, IL

    June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  165. mouli

    Not just George Bush and Cheney. The Republicans and Democrats in Congress and Senate who colluded to make this grand scheme of War and profiteering happen should be worried. It's a shame if the impeachment proceedings are sacrificed to elect the next Democrat. John McCain should be worried too to run for cover but he can't hide from the mess.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  166. Jon H

    I doubt seriously if anybody in the Bush administration is very concerned.

    The question should be, how do you intend to spin his testimony to benefit Obama. You might want to look up the phrase 'objective journalism' and then try to apply that standard to the statements you make in your blog and on the air.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  167. Aaron

    Will the testimony air on Nickelodeon? If not, Bush will never see it, and Cheney sure as hell won't tell him about it.
    As for the rest of the administration, who cares if they're worried? At this point, I don't think anyone has any interest in their feelings, we're all just waiting for November.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  168. Ryan Portland, Oregon

    The Bush Administration is more interested in pictures of Jessica Alba's newborn child than of the testimony of McClellan. So Jack, the Bush Administration should pour themselves an extra glass of scotch and relax, nothing to worry about.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  169. Kate

    Too little, too late.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  170. Bharath

    What difference does it make now? He is already impeached in hearts and minds of many Americans and world wide citizens like myself.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  171. Brian in Laguna Beach

    More like the Allfred E. Neuman he is, "What me Worry?"

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  172. Bruce in Bend OR

    Nope. Its going to be another empty charade to mollify the peasantry. Even if hell did freeze over and something appeared to come from the testimony a reprieve of some kind would be hot on its heels. Cripes, we can hear the skeletons rattling in the Washington closets clear out here on the west coast. Our elected bozos are not going to risk being tarred by the same brush they'd have to use on "Bush & Gang."

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  173. Boris Ivanovitch

    Bush, Cheney, Rice, Chernof and some others will end up in the guiness Book of records for the longest periode in office without getting anything done.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  174. Raymond Duke/Gatesville,Tx.

    No: he isn't going to tell them anything new. He is just getting more free publicity to promote his book sales. Besides that do you think any of them weak Kneed democrats are going to do anything. The Bush administation has pulled their teeth and told them to stick it where the sun doesn't shine. Examples ,look at what Bolton,Harriet Meyers and others in the administration has done. Didn't even show up when congressional supeona's are served. Typical left wingers, no Gonads.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  175. Maria Long Branch NJ

    I wish Bush and the Bushies would be scared but that would be asking too much of these idiots.
    The best we can hope for is that when Bush and Cheney are finally out of office, they are arrested for war crimes and tried by the Hague. As far as Rove, Rumsfeld , Libby, and Wolfie are concerned put them on trial or better yet, have them serve in Iraq and keep extending their tours over and over.
    As far as impeachment is concerned, Nancy Pelosi is my candidate for not doing her job!
    The November elections can't come too soon for our country

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  176. samantha

    Bush probably doesn't have to be concerned. Congress will continue to let him get away with the murder of thousands of people with no repercussions. Why would they do anything now when he's gotten away with so much for the past 8 years??

    June 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  177. Gil from Edison NJ

    Nope, Bush has dodged every bullet and McClellan is firing a pellet gun.

    June 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm |