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Uncovered is Making Waves

November 7, 2003 11:46 PM

Uncovered makes the New York Times:


It sounds like the beginning of a political joke: What do you get when you put Moby, a former White House chief of staff and Katrina vanden Heuvel in the same room?

What you got on Tuesday night was an unorthodox attempt to combine brains, beauty and star power to focus criticism of the war in Iraq and the White House's foreign policy.


John Podesta:

I think so much political information is just blotted out from people's minds. We've got to reach people in the way that they're seeing and experiencing information. And I think people are angry about this now, and frustrated. I think people feel a little bit had, and that's what this is about. Actually, strike the "little bit."

Lots of establishment people — I mean, real Washington establishment, lots of gray hair — got very excited about it and said they were going to show it to all of their friends.

All of the sudden, it was like they were young again.


And the Republicans are pissed!

Scott Reed, a Republican strategist in Washington who has not yet seen the movie but has heard about it, belittled it as an awkward attempt by the left to find traction with voters as the presidential campaign heats up. "Podesta is desperately trying to become relevant through gimmicks like this," he said yesterday, adding that the presence in the documentary of Mr. Wilson, a registered Democrat who is supporting the presidential candidacy of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, "cheapens the whole thing."

"My sense is that Podesta is attempting to catch a wave here with some nontraditional voters," he said. "And he's going to be alienating them by injecting politics into this issue."


The best the "Republican strategist" can come up with is to slam Joseph Wilson for being a Democrat? Guess what's even worse!? He's also a hero!

Ambassador Joseph Wilson is the last US official to meet with Saddam Hussein before the start of the war 12 years ago. As the acting US ambassador to Iraq in the weeks leading up to the war, the White House consulted Wilson daily. He was formally commended by the Bush administration for his bravery and heroism in the weeks leading up to the war. In that time, Wilson helped evacuate thousands of foreigners from Kuwait, negotiated the release of more than 120 American hostages and sheltered nearly 800 Americans in the embassy compound.

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Paul in OC:

Just like calling Krugman a "screeching liberal", they're trying to discredit Wilson based solely on the volume of their voices. I expect to hear a consistent message from the Borg that Wilson isn't credible. We'll know for sure, when dhermesc comes by with the latest RNC talking points on him. Somehow, the victims of this administration, the people who have been steamrolled, are always the bad guys.

Sat Nov 8 2003 11:45 AM


dhermesc:

Lots of establishment people — I mean, real Washington establishment, lots of gray hair — got very excited about it and said they were going to show it to all of their friends.

All of the sudden, it was like they were young again.

Actually I'm much more interest in this fountain of youth that some guy named John Podesta seems to have found.


Wed Nov 12 2003 1:22 PM


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