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18 Oct 2011 17:33


Politics: Herman Cain keeps voters in the dark on his advisers

  • The Cain Brain: In advance of tonight’s GOP debate, everybody is tabbing new polling frontrunner Herman Cain as the man to watch. Since last debate, however, he’s absorbed scrutiny over his foreign policy credentials (or lack thereof), which has been exacerbated by Cain’s refusal to name his advisers. He himself spoke to this strategy in Tennessee last week: “I’m not going to tell you! They’re my advisers, not yours. They just want to know who my smart people are so they can attack them.” This is a tact that we don’t think will benefit Cain. Voters like to feel as if candidates are being more open than they need to, not less. Employing a “need to know basis” sort of argument over his adviser’s very identities just comes off badly. source

11 Sep 2010 13:11


Politics: Obama’s big economic trouble? Key positions, still vacant

  • 6 key economic positions are still empty nearly two years in source

04 Mar 2009 21:20


U.S.: Hey Karl Rove & Harriet Miers! Have fun testifying before Congress!

  • Why they’re doing it The former Bush advisers will be testifying on the firings of U.S. attorneys, allegedly for political reasons. The testimony of the, uh, dynamic duo will be released in transcript form. No word on if it’ll be public yet.
  • Why it should be fun Rove went out of his way to avoid testifying – he was apparently told by his counsel that executive privilege prevented him from testifying. Apparently, negotiations took place to make all sides happy. source