What Happened : Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-11
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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With unprecedented candor, one of George W. Bush's closest aides takes readers behind the scenes of the Bush presidency and discusses what exactly happened to take it off course.

Author Biography

Scott McClellan served as White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006. Before that he served as the principal deputy White House press secretary and as traveling press secretary for the Bush Cheney 2000 campaign. Earlier in his career, Mr. McClellan served as deputy communications director in the Texas governor's office and campaign manager for three successful state campaigns. He is now a senior advisor to a global technology firm and communications strategist. He lives near Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
A Made-for-Washington Scandalp. 1
A Small Part of Something Grandp. 11
Growing Up in Politicsp. 21
Governor Bush Runs for Presidentp. 39
The Permanent Campaignp. 61
The Early Daysp. 87
September 11 and the Partisan Ceasefirep. 99
Selling the Warp. 119
Becoming White House Press Secretaryp. 149
Deniabilityp. 165
Betting the Presidencyp. 191
Brush Firep. 213
Triumph and Illusionp. 233
Revelation and Humiliationp. 255
Out of Touchp. 271
After the Trialp. 293
Changing the Culture of Deceptionp. 311
Acknowledgmentsp. 325
Indexp. 327
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