Wednesday, February 21, 2007

An Entertaining Read

I have to tell you, I have really enjoyed the writing at the Politico. It's not abrasive, it's not boring, it's good writing for a fair price (free).

I took a glance at this particular piece and found it quite amusing and entertaining. If you are a politician that's in the news a lot and you are facing re-election in 08, you definitely want to save this to your favorite places for future reference, should you get the call.

For the rest of us, it's a good read.

Check it out, when you get the chance. It isn't long.

4 comments:

Greg said...

Not surprised to read the author worked for Bill Clinton. Clinton played that game so well. GW should have hired him.

A.C. McCloud said...

The biggest favor Dick Cheney could do for himself would be not to get defensive but to accept the comic premise and participate in the skit that has him sacrificing live chickens.

I have to admit that made me chuckle thinking about it. The problem might be having nobody laugh at such a stunt. These guys are clearly targets of ridicule and even playing along with a joke might backfire.

However, I agree there's a conventional wisdom that conservatives take things too seriously sometimes, which can only be cracked by more politicians getting on the big comedy shows and showing some humanity. Gerry Ford always played along with the jokes, for example.

LASunsett said...

Greg,

//Clinton played that game so well.//

Funny thing is, I remember his speech to the 88 Democratic National Convention. It was the most boring speech in the world. It was the laughing stock, even in Democratic circles. It was dull, boring, and long. Great for insomniacs.

Four years later he's on Arsenio playing the saxophone. He has to have some PR help, somewhere along the way.

LASunsett said...

AC

//I have to admit that made me chuckle thinking about it.//

I broke out into a full-fledged laugh on that one.

Another good skit? Karl Rove controlling the hurricane machine. That would be priceless.