Wow. Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole didnâ€™t mince words in a ferocious e-mail he sent last week to Scott McClellan:
â€œThere are miserable creatures like you in every administration who donâ€™t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues,â€ Dole wrote. â€œNo, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits and, spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique.â€
But Dole was just getting warmed up: â€œIn my nearly 36 years of public service Iâ€™ve known of a few like you. No doubt you will â€˜clean upâ€™ as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, â€˜Biting The Hand That Fed Me.â€™â€
Tell us how you really feel, Bob. If nothing else, heâ€™s proved that he can still get in touch with his inner mean streak.