POLITICAL NEWS: Part 3
(Earlier this week I wrote that the comb-over candidate’s spinmeisters are redoubling their efforts to curb the candidate’s runaway tongue by having him stick to a carefully scripted playbook. Today’s New York Times confirms the prediction. The first headline you see announces the candidate is trying a new tactic: “Sticking to the Script.”)
Until now, we’ve seen an unvarnished toad running for office: warts and all.
But judging from this week’s headlines, the candidate’s revamped strategy is aimed at burnishing an image of a boorish braggart into a facsimile of a sentient being.
Press agents and publicists can be masterful at creating images that turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse.
Consider the case of John Davison Rockefeller. Continue reading