Formerly a member of Bush's select, loyal inner circle, McClellan will speak with rare candor about his experiences as press secretary during the first three years of the Iraq War, one of the most challenging and contentious periods of recent U.S. history, as well as where he thinks the president and his top aides veered off course, and the lessons the American people need to learn as they choose a new leader- The Commonwealth Club of California
Scott McClellan is a former White House Press Secretary (2003-2006) for President George W. Bush. He replaced Ari Fleischer as press secretary in July 2003 and served until replaced by Tony Snow on April 26, 2006.
As Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan served as the primary spokesperson for the President and delivered the daily White House briefing. Prior to joining the White House staff, he served as the traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign.
Mr. McClellan began working as a gubernatorial spokesman for then-Governor Bush in early 1999. Previously, he served as chief of staff to a Texas state senator, worked on grassroots issue outreach in Texas, and managed three successful campaigns for statewide office.
Mr. McClellan is a native of Austin, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas.
Robert Saldich is the Chair of the Board of Governors at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, CA.
Former Press Secretary Scott McClellan discusses the Bush Administration's "political marketing campaign" or "political propaganda-campaign" to sell the war to the American people, and losing public trust and approval in the process.