Scott McClellan, speaking today before Congress on the CIA leak case said (from CBSNews.com):
"Rather than discuss the substance of the book, former and current Bush aides "sought to turn it into a game of 'gotcha,' misrepresenting what I wrote and seeking to discredit me though inaccurate personal attacks," McClellan told the House Judiciary Committee."
Pretty typical, it's what was done to Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Roberto Sanchez, Erik Shinseki, and, as we see today, General Antonio Taguba, the man in charge of the investigation of Abu Ghraib.
It's also the method of rebuttal of our own local bloggers, Mitch Berg, Learned Foot, Swiftee, and Michael Bordkorb. They never bother to discuss substance, unless their is some tiny facet of minutae they can deflect the conversation off into - but instead attack the messenger.
Scott, best of luck, too bad you didn't say these things three years ago and more - but this is the MO of the neo-con right, loyalty first, last, always, even in the face of illegality and lies - do anything less, and they'll seek to destroy you by any means possible.