Dan vs. the Pajama People

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Sept. 11 2004 6:39 PM

Dan vs. the Pajama People

It's not nice to mock the blogosphere ...

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Greg Packer Alert: The media's "designated man on the street for all articles ever written" is quoted saying he wants to volunteer for the GOP convention. ... That should do it. He's through at the Times! ... 1:53 P.M.

"Sources say major changes could come at the campaign's highest level." That's the juiciest sentence in CNN's Kerry Shake-Up story. Not much else there, though. Except this:

Several campaign officials and advisers say they recognize the need to have an "adult" traveling with the candidate -- as one put it, "someone who can tell him to shut up ..."

The staff's fault, again! ... 3:20 A.M.

Is it so smart for the Bush campaign to use the "Four More Years" slogan? Four years is a long time. The last four years haven't been so terrific. Does Bush really want to focus the public's mind on his own performance? After all, if it were "One More Year," Bush would probably be a lock--the public wouldn't have to take a chance on Kerry, but it could still get rid of Bush in 12 months. "Four more years" is a closer question. Clever Bush strategists would be trying to shorten our time horizon. ... 3:17 A.M.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Howard Fineman on the possible Kerryshake:

I don't have room and time to tease out all the layers, but my sense is that it is a move by former Clinton and longtime Boston types against the alliance of Mary Beth Cahill — the campaign manager — and Kerry's current crop of consultants.

Is Howard blogging on his Blackberry again? Otherwise maybe he'd have the room and time! We want all the layers teased out, buddy. ... 5:40 P.M.

Is it true what NEXIS tells me--that nobody has had the wit to use the obvious hed, "RUDY CAN'T FAIL"? It would have worked before or after his speech! ... Update: NEXIS doesn't have everything! Turns out Yglesias pulled the trigger on this hed earlier today. ... And Gillespie used it last night. ... 4:06 P.M.

The Kerry shake-up so far: Joe Lockhart will save them? I don't think so. ...4:03 P.M.



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