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Allen: McClellan sounds like ‘the left-wing haters.’

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On Tuesday night, former Bush adviser Karl Rove responded to former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s explosive memoir by saying he “sounds like a left-wing blogger.” During an interview on right-wing talker Mike Gallagher’s radio show today, Politico’s Mike Allen echoed Rove’s dismissive response, claiming that McClellan had adopted “the vocabulary, rhetoric of the left wing haters.”

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[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/05/AllenLeftWingHaters.320.40.flv]

Transcript:

ALLEN: And indeed, Scott does adopt the vocabulary, rhetoric of the left wing haters. Can you believe it in here he says the White House press corps was too deferential to the administration.

GALLAGHER: Deferential!?!

ALLEN: in the run up to the war. Now, I don’t think Scott felt that way when he was up at the podium like a punching bag

GALLAGHER: Like a deer in the headlights.

Update

On Fox News yesterday, McClellan’s predecessor, Ari Fleischer, said “Scott uses the very same words that the far-left uses and I find that troubling.”

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