Doesn’t appear he’s being forthright about it. Here’s what former White House deputy press secretary Trent Duffy told me in response to his “Today” show appearance this morning:
His line on NBC about being “disillusioned” 10 months before his departure is pure fabrication and a direct contrast to what he told me repeatedly and directly in a series of personal discussions we had on this exact subject. I know because I asked him directly what his plans were in December 2005 and he told me in his office that he loved the job. He was overjoyed and proud to serve President Bush and had no plans on leaving. This was a significant factor in my decision to leave the White House in March 2006.