Scott McClellan is the former White House Press Secretary of President George W. Bush and controversial author of What Happened-Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.
McClellan served as the Press Secretary for three years after replacing Ari Fleischer. Being a native Texas and having several ties to the central Texas community, McClellan was an obvious choice to stand beside Bush. He worked hard and deligently until announcing his resignation in 2006. A couple years later, he published his book, What Happened, criticizing the Bush administration.
McClellan’s book is extremely controversial given that he gives the illusion that Bush lied about his reasons for entering Iraq. McClellan criticized almost everyone, including Condoleezza Rice, for the ways they ran their administration. His 341-page memoir was harsher than most had expected.
McClellan will be speaking Tuesday, October 21 in the LBJ Student Center teaching theater at 6:30 p.m. He will be answering many hot-topic questions.