Wednesday, May 28, 2008
What does it mean to be fearless?
I am someone who has said in her blog that she would like to be more fearless so I am pondering the fearlessness of Scott McClellan in his tell- all book. Is this fearless? Speaking up now. I haven't read the book but according to all the news programs he is saying this administration was less then truthful and it makes me wonder about his fearlessness. He is not saying the intelligence was wrong and we were mistaken he is saying that the administration was less than honest. I am Democrat so there isn't anything news worthy for me in this book so, my response would be "Duh?" I guess Republicans may find this book noteworthy, who knows? But, is this fearlessness to write a book after you have resigned and state information that is already established opinion by a good 78% of the population? Alright, that may be an exaggeration but still a lot of people feel like the White House "pulled one over on us." If this is fearlessness, then surely it isn't patriotic? I mean a patriot would speak up when it mattered, wouldn't he? Not just when he may make a buck or two. Real sacrifices are being made everyday by our service people and their families and I wonder what Scott McClellan would say to them. I think fearlessness involves speaking up in the moment, defending what your Christian faith tells you is right and I think that is patriotic. Scott McClellan may be fearless, I don't know but he should be apologetic at this point. Because if he isn't just trying to sell books and make money he is letting people know that in an important time in our country's history he was a coward who kept his mouth shut. He stood there quietly and resigned saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and didn't say a word to the American people about the garbage (I believe his words were propaganda) that was coming out of the White House. Instead, he sold his story. The title of his book should be "I am sorry."