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15 Sep 2009 08:59


U.S.: Rep. Joe Wilson may want to reconsider that second apology

  • We’re not the British parliament for a reason. Ignoring the issue sets a precedent for bad behavior.
  • Kristie Greco, spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) • On the decision to discipline Rep. Joe Wilson for saying “You Lie!” to the president. Republicans largely don’t support the measure, saying he apologized once, but Democrats, led by Clyburn, are pushing for it. • source

20 Mar 2009 11:22


Politics, U.S.: Analysis: Is Obama really the great presidential communicator?

  • But the discipline and strategic focus of the campaign have yet to move into the White House. The story of the day often catches the president flat-footed or on the defensive — and regularly undercut by fellow Democrats.
  • Jim Vandehei & Mike Allen • Discussing Obama’s communication skills in Politico. They note that while he’s still great in public, a different type of communication skill is required for the Oval Office. We aren’t so sure about this one, but it’s a unique argument. • source