Friday, April 21, 2006
AdNags Makes Brazile A Leader
In Saturday's New York Times AdNags is allowed to spin yet another attack on Dems.
From Democrats Try to Use Katrina as G.O.P. Used 9/11 by Adam Nagourney:
Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, toured a house on Friday that the Hurricane Katrina floods wrecked, picking up debris, lamenting the federal response and leaving little doubt of the powerful symbolism his party sees in the ruined neighborhoods here.
As Mr. Dean's well-covered hurricane-cleanup mission suggested, New Orleans may well become for Democrats in 2006 and 2008 what New York was for Republicans after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, an evocative metaphor rooted in tragedy that can potentially be turned to electoral advantage.....
"It brings back home the notion that there is a difference with the two parties," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic leader whose family home was ravaged by the flooding.
A Democratic leader?
Try political consultant turned pundit.
Brazile's jobs include "Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute," "campaign manager of the 2000 presidential campaign of Vice-President Al Gore," and "Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia," according to Wikipedia, but she's never been elected to a public office - unless it was back in high school as Student Council president.
Yet, aside from Dean's recent words, Nagourney's entire thesis seems to rely on the words of an out-of-work political consultant who is inaccurately described solely as a "Democratic leader."
More from AdNags:
Ms. Brazile rejected the notion that Democrats were exploiting a tragedy.
"We're highlighting the incompetence of the government," she said.
Ms. Brazile said she never agreed with Democrats who criticized Republicans for using Sept. 11.
"Oh no," she said. "We should have used it, too."
What wouldn't a political consultant want to exploit?
That's what they do.
That's their freaking job.
Yet Nagourney is passing this off as the plans by Democratic leadership.
Either Nagourney is acting duplicitous or he is completely clueless...because Donna Brazile has weighed in on Katrina before.
Remember last September?
Remember after weeks of shellacking by Democrats and the press when a certain president was the recipient of unusual and conveniently helpful adoration and flattery by a certain Democratic "not-really-a-leader" in a newspaper editorial?
From I Will Rebuild With You, Mr. President by Donna Brazile, as published on September 16, 2005 by The Washington Post:
On Thursday night President Bush spoke to the nation from my city. I am not a Republican. I did not vote for George W. Bush -- in fact, I worked pretty hard against him in 2000 and 2004. But on Thursday night, after watching him speak from the heart, I could not have been prouder of the president and the plan he outlined to empower those who lost everything and to rebuild the Gulf Coast.
Brazile thinks that Dems should exploit Katrina and there she was in the midst of the maelstrom engulfing George Bush, Mike Chertoff and Mike "doing a good job" Brown helping smooth things over.
The Democratic political consultant was helping out the head of the Republican Party just a few months before an election.
That makes her a lousy leader and a lousy consultant in my blog.