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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Re: Scott McClellan Is…

posted by on October 23 at 17:55 PM

I claim all credit for this.


That’s me and Scott backstage after appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher together. I asked him who he was endorsing for and he said he wouldn’t be endorsing McCain and I said that was a default Obama endorsement and he said maybe so and I said he should actually endorse Obama and he said maybe he might. Oh, Scott was coy. He didn’t say he was for Obama. But he didn’t say he was against Obama. But I just kept hammering drunkenly away at the fact that not endorsing Obama was a copout since a non-endorsement of McCain would be read as an Obama endorsement anyhow so why not just endorse Obama? I was drunk, and maybe Scott was too. And surely Scott talked about this with other people. Smarter people. Better people. Soberer people. But we talked about it—for a half an hour at least—backstage at Real Time. Maybe I don’t deserve all of the credit, but I want some.

And good for you, Scott!

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I have that shirt! I claim some credit.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 23, 2008 6:09 PM

Finally!  Proof that Dan Savage pals around with (rehabilitated) terrorists!

Posted by lostboy | October 23, 2008 6:12 PM

So did Scott come out and endorse Obama??

I don't see that reported yet.

Posted by blackhook | October 23, 2008 6:13 PM

Dan, you are the most charming star fucker in the world (next to Mr. Poe) :-)

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 23, 2008 6:13 PM

So what? You've already cost us the election anyway! The headline from the future said so!

You're not getting out of it this easily, Savage.

Posted by COMTE | October 23, 2008 6:19 PM

dan, the pic is a tad blurry, but you photograph beautifully. i have that shirt too, mr. poe.

Posted by Sophie | October 23, 2008 6:19 PM

Did you turn him gay, too? Cuz you look good in that pic. Seriously, we don't want him on the Obama bandwagon, though. He can stay in the outer darkness where he's earned himself a place.

Posted by David | October 23, 2008 6:35 PM

I am jealous about how good-looking Dan is.

If you are gay and not good-looking you might as well be dead.

Posted by sad | October 23, 2008 7:08 PM

I think the real news here is that Dan Savage has to be in an alcoholic stupor before he can go on TV.

Posted by Dubcek | October 23, 2008 7:13 PM

Did you fuck him or just suck Bush poop off his cock?

Posted by ecce homo | October 23, 2008 7:21 PM

Now, go get tanked up and have a little "talk" with John Carlson, willya?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 23, 2008 7:29 PM

Agree with #5, I was still mad at you Dan for screwing up the election~! This is a start in making it all better.

So how drunk was the camera to get a pic that blurry?


Posted by erstegeiger | October 23, 2008 7:38 PM

So what the fuck is the shirt?? It looks like a crazy-rabbit-with-fangs-going-90-miles-an-hour.

Is it some kind of Seatt-elite inside-the-poop-chute joke?

And where can I get one?

Posted by rob | October 23, 2008 7:41 PM

What sad said.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 23, 2008 7:46 PM

Aw, that's cute. He's got a crush on you, Dan.

Posted by Fnarf | October 23, 2008 7:49 PM

Getting Scott McClellan to endorse Obama is sort of a Pyrrhic victory, no?

Plus, Scott McClellan is a piece of shit.

Anyway, if we're bragging, and it appears we are, when I launched my infamous internet hoax of made up Palin quotes the race was a dead heat or had McCain riding a slight Palin bump. Now look at it.

If you'd ever like me to teach you how to use blogs to make a real difference, just email me. Until then, keep on keeping on with those awesome youth pastor posts and stuff.

Posted by Bob | October 23, 2008 7:51 PM

Well done, Dan

Posted by 4f...sake | October 23, 2008 7:53 PM

Are you using "a touch of gray?" If so, really working for you.

Posted by STLJoy | October 23, 2008 7:56 PM

'scuse me, that comment from sophie was me. dan is wearing the official stranger t-shirt, and that is no rabbit with fangs, but a tiger. you can buy it on the stranger website. and ecce homo, shut your fuckin' jealous mouth.

Posted by scary tyler moore | October 23, 2008 8:15 PM

good for you, Dan, dear...

I am proud of you most times, but especially proud today; makes me just want to scritch your little head and pat you on the butt.

Posted by Womyn2m | October 23, 2008 8:15 PM

@ scary tyler moore,

Ecce Homo is back? John Bailo must have forgotten he's using a different name to troll under.

Posted by yucca flower | October 23, 2008 8:23 PM

I assume you all got drunk AFTER the show? Because I watched that episode and I didn't think you were all loaded.

Does everyone just hang out backstage and get fucked up after the show or something?

Posted by paul in kirkland | October 23, 2008 8:31 PM

The news from Dan on Dan: he's going bald.

Posted by Dan Savage, champion self promoter | October 23, 2008 8:34 PM

We got drunk *after* the show. But they set out booze before the show, so... we could've gotten drunk before, I suppose, if we wanted to. And I'm not going bald and my tongue was firmly in cheek when I wrote this post. I mean, come on.

And, again, I am a bad, bad man. Please don't read my blog.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 23, 2008 8:46 PM

Well Dan supports the war, so it makes sense that in his constant desire to self promote at the expense of his child, he would flirt with one of the team members to the great Kaiser BUSH.

Fuck you Dan and fuck your pathetic need to be constantly affirmed by those more famous and more important to you. It makes you a tiresome motherfucker when you leech off of others like this.

Posted by ecce homo | October 23, 2008 8:56 PM

21, ecce and bailo have very different personalities, actually. they're both crazy and obnoxious, but ecce is angrier/more vitriolic and somewhat smarter.

Posted by ellarosa | October 23, 2008 9:00 PM

Dan, so fucking photogenic. But seriously, was Scott any good at sex?

Posted by justsayin' | October 23, 2008 9:23 PM

I am bad, bad man. Please don't read my blog.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 23, 2008 9:24 PM

you should have asked him who in the white house jeff gannon was seeing. I don't know why, but i'm dying to know.

Posted by skweetis | October 23, 2008 9:40 PM

If I weren't agnostic, I'd pray to God you had lots of flu germs on your hand when you shook hands. Or did you stop that Republican-germ-warfare with Gary Bauer?

Posted by Andy Niable | October 23, 2008 11:01 PM

Maybe he wants to endorse the Libertarian party or the Green party or Ralph Nadar. Not everyone who doesn't endorse McCain automatically endorse Odrama ya know.

Posted by Odrama | October 23, 2008 11:14 PM


Posted by Louis | October 24, 2008 3:28 AM

Tiger shirt, really? Please say you don't have a purple Unicorn Shirt too!

Posted by clearlyhere | October 24, 2008 7:20 AM

I think you are quite good looking Dan. I really don't understand why so many assholes come on these boards just to be so rude. Honestly people don't you know there is a war going on, STFU.

Posted by Paul | October 24, 2008 7:54 AM

So did Scott jettison his political dispositions and ideology simply to stab 'W in the back and others in the White House for revenge? Andrew Card could never recall Scott voicing objections about policy. It is revenge, he felt slighted and humiliated. So did Powell. So how better to get back at them than to be courted by the darling of the elite snobby media, Bill Mahr, and his gaggle of punditry, which includes Dan. Scott remains a troubled, conflicted. and disingenuous soul.

Posted by raindrop | October 24, 2008 9:29 AM

Does this mean we will be seeing Scottie frequenting the gay bars in Austin like he used to?

Posted by Texas Scottie Fan | October 24, 2008 11:24 AM

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