Mike Gallagher

It was a pretty eventful week in the world of all things political. And as expected, the mainstream news media honed in on the wrong story. Instead of amplifying an astounding example of one of the key differences between John McCain and Barack Obama, the press, ever hungry for anything that can be used to smear President Bush, went bonkers over a dullard named Scott McClellan who happens to be a former White House press secretary.

It seems that Mr. McClellan, bitter over being pushed out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., decided to write a "Mommie Dearest" - type tell-all that suggests that George W. Bush deceived everyone over the reasons for going to war in Iraq. His book is like a tall, cold glass of water for a news media stumbling around in the hot desert trying to find reasons to humiliate our commander-in-chief.

Small wonder that McClellan's first cable TV interview will be conducted by that rabid liberal doofus, Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. Watching those two gab about that meanie President Bush will be torture for the several dozen people who actually tune in.

I often wonder if people like Scott McClellan ever stop and think about the pain and grief their money-grubbing antics cause the families of the brave men and women who are serving their country overseas. After all, if one accepts the premise that President Bush erred in going to war, then the mission of the United States military is absolutely in vain. Perhaps when McClellan cashes his hefty paychecks, he'll be like Ebeneezer Scrooge seeing the face of Marley on the door post and see the pained faces of men and women who simply cannot understand why a man like him would want to publish an anti-war book smack dab in the middle of a war.

Do you suppose Osama bin Laden will read McClellan's book? If he does, he's sure to enjoy it.

Meanwhile, as the lap dog news media has been propping Scott McClellan up on a pedestal, a remarkable thing happened in the inevitable presidential race between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. McCain called Obama out in a way that I don't know that I've ever seen before.

Sen. McCain did something brilliant this week. He pointed out that while he has repeatedly visited Iraq, Sen. Obama hasn't bothered to go in over two years.

Two years.

So while the junior lightweight senator from Illinois has been railing against the war, he hasn't even made the effort to go to Iraq to see for himself what is actually happening on the ground.


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.