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  •  It is Pickler (0+ / 0-)

    Ever been on the other side of the phone?  Pickler had the quote or something like it and was just trying to place it in somebody's mouth.  She probably didn't get a juicy enough reply so it stayed as sort of kind of attributed.  Figure the reporter kept asking things like "Has the campaign decided to fire the bloggers?"  "Well, is it fair to say that you are weighing their fate?"  "Well, if you haven't made a decision and are not in the process of judging the bloggers status within the campaign, what is the Edwards staff response to this problem?  Would someone else know?"

    The Times leaned over in favor of Bush even when Bush and Cheney attacked their own reporter over an open microphone (and he was a wimp).

    What in the world is going on here.  This is a lot bigger than the bloggers.  Edwards is all of a sudden going from top tier to being hauled out with the rest of the garbage.  In the meantime, he "won" the DNC talk-off, came out with a definite plan for immediate health care for the 50 million now uncovered and is on record as wanting to withdraw 50,000 troops from Iraq immediately.

    This has all the marks of a coordinated hit campaign that will not only work but will work permanently.  Think the "Al Gore as a serial liar" nonstop attack or Kerry as a flipflopper.  Unfortunately, there is a much bigger target here than John Edwards.  Universal health care without the insurance companies.  Now.

    •  Then I look forward to seeing Edwards learn... (0+ / 0-)

      ...how to handle it.

      He can start by standing up for his campaign staffers.

      If he can't do that, he won't have to worry about doing much else.

      Since Bush said "We're not leaving [Iraq] while I'm the president," that means you're either for years of more war or you're for impeachment. Your choice.

      by Christopher on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 11:08:25 AM PST

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      •  One of the main benefits of Edwards (1+ / 0-)
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        is that he was supposed to have learned this in '04.

        If this proves that he didn't, then I'm going to be seriously concerned.

        "Why don't newscasters cry when they read about people who die? At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eye" - Jack Johnson

        by bawbie on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 11:11:03 AM PST

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    •  God I hate defending her (0+ / 0-)

      But the sentence I quoted above was from the NYT piece by John Broder, not from the AP piece by Nedra Pickler.

      "Why don't newscasters cry when they read about people who die? At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eye" - Jack Johnson

      by bawbie on Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 11:10:08 AM PST

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