Setting: Washington DC –The White house, November 2007.
The story started with the name Fran Tonwnsend. Her profile goes this way, she was President Bush j.r’s leading White House-based terrorism adviser, a spokesperson, confidant. Accordingly, Fran Townsend did some high profile press conferences, not as high as Karl Rove (ex-Adviser) or Donald Rumsfeld (ex-Defense Secretary) or Alberto Gonzales (ex-Justice man) because frankly the name Fran Townsend didn’t ring a bell to me, not until today. The story ended, like this, ” she too like the others had resigned as the white house terrorism adviser.”
As the leak involving CIA-operative Valerie Plame was fading out in my memory, here comes the Scott McClellan’s book soon to be released, which I found the excerpts interesting, here is what Scott has to say:
“I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president’s chief of staff and the president himself.”
Well, that is just a teaser – a good one, a very effective marketing tool because it stir emotions, create controversy, open old wounds and e.t.c.