Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is, according to the man himself, “settling in nicely,” to his new role as a professional asshole. Fleischer heads the group Freedom’s Watch, which recently created a multimillion-dollar ad campaign in support of President Bush’s troop surge. The ads mainly play on Americans’ fears of another 9/11 type terrorist attack.
“Well, I’ve always been an asshole,” Fleischer said. “But when I worked for the White House, I had to follow their script, be their kind of asshole. Now I can be my own kind of asshole. I’m like a free agent. A free asshole. And it feels great.”