Anderson had a one on one interview with Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary who release of his book “What Happened” setting off a firestorm. The interview was spread over three segments.
The first segment had Anderson asking Scott about writing the book and questions about truth and straight out lies. Focus was put on the Iraqi intelligence and where and when spin was used in selling the Iraqi war to the American people. Anderson pressed Scott on what he meant by being in a “bunker”.
The second segment started with Anderson asking Scott if he owed the American people an apology. The segment also focused on the handling of Hurricane Katrina. Anderson asked Scott why he did not resign if he questioned what was happening in the administration. Anderson also asked Scott about the comments that Senator Bob Dole made about Scott and his book.
I have personally not seen any other interviews Scott McClellan has done but I thought Anderson did a good job asking tough but fair questions and trying to get Scott to answer some major questions concerning this book. I wonder what Anderson thinks of the situation after actually reading the book and talking with Scott McClellan. Here is a montage with some of the interview that caught my attention in case you missed Friday’s 360.
What would an AC 360 be without some sort of political news? Tomorrow is the day folks. Tomorrow is the day that the Democratic Rules and ByLaws Committee will decide what happens with the delegations of Michigan and Florida votes. I am so looking forward to watching this process on Saturday. Candy Crowley's piece about Saturday’s meeting gave a little bit of insight of what will happen during the meeting. I know we all have opinions on what should happen in regards to MI and FL but Saturday’s meeting should be interesting no matter what the outcome. Candy said it best at the end of her report, “Wednesday there will be no place left to go.”
Up Close was Bill Clinton unplugged. Jessica Yellin piece shows the different sides of Bill throughout this campaign. It really is amazing how one person can be both a help and a hindrance for the Clinton campaign.
David Mattingly brought us the latest from Texas about the Polygamy case. A judge did not sign the papers to release the remaining children in Texas custody to their parents. David also reported that the FLDS community is beginning to register to vote in the upcoming election in Eldorado. With the number of members at the FLDS who may register (David reported 500 to 600 new voters may register) they can cause a huge uproar if they have member run for office. Here is a perfect example of how voting can cause change to occur if they actually do this.
The Shot Friday night was too good not to clip. Mariah Carey at a baseball game in Japan throwing the first pitch but let’s just say Mariah won’t be joining the women’s softball team in Beijing this year. I cannot laugh at Mariah though because I am not sure I would have done much better. Forget Mariah, anytime we get to see Anderson and David Beckham on the soccer field is worth it to me.
That is it for me. Don’t forget about this weekend’s election coverage. Not 100% sure if Anderson will be making an appearance but maybe if we ask, believe, receive he may just pop up. I hope everyone has a great week. See you next Friday ~ Sapphire
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