From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesPoliticians manipulating the press? Never!
January 18, 2004 8:20 PM
An anonymous Republican on why the State of the Union is the day after the Iowa caucus:
Well, duh! The White House vehemently denies this, of course. But come on, this is the same Republican Party that scheduled their convention the week before 9/11 in -- you guessed it -- New York City.
Meanwhile, Dean pulled a bit of a news cycle coup this morning by attending church with Jimmy Carter the day before the Iowa caucus. Instead of last minute stumping in Iowa, Dean used the opportunity to make it look like he was Carter's endorsement. Well, there was no endorsement, and it turns out, Dean invited himself over. But most people won't realize that, and Dean got the image of him standing next to a former President all over the cable news networks taking coverage away from the surging Kerry & Edwards campaigns.
Politicians manipulating the press? Never! (01.18.2004)
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