Friday, June 03, 2005

Strategery at work

Problem 1: You run a progressive organization whose members think the asbestos trust fund legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate is a raw deal for everyday citizens.

Problem 2: U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., voted for the asbestos trust fund bill in committee.

Solution: Pay for television advertisements in his home state accusing Sessions of betraying "the Alabama way" by voting for "a liberal entitlement program."

That, friends, is the work of a master political salesman.


Blogger King Cockfight said...

Well, someone has to tell filthy liberals like Jeff Sessions, Richard Shelby and Spencer Bachus to stop defecating on Jesus Christ.

Only Alabama Baptists reserve that right.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

The thing I really hate about phrases like "The Alabama way" (besides its use--hell, it's invention--as a tool to pander to those who proudly embrace retrograde ideas) is the assumption behind it that everyone in this state is a fearful, hateful hypocrite.

I am a native Alabamian and blanket rejections of "liberal entitlement programs" (without which, by the way, many older Alabamians, such as those who found employment at the TVA during the Depression, might have had even harder lives) is not my way.

Eh, that sounded better in my head.

5:15 PM  

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