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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 02:28 AM
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183. He's even more smarmy when you connect him with Sal Russo
and Melanie Morgan...Astroturf in spades!

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By Jeffrey M. Barker
08 Dec 05

Sacramento News and Review



Theres a story that some political campaign consultants in Sacramento tell about Sal Russo. It goes like this: Hes running a statewide campaign for a political candidate a few years back and has just made a big purchase of television broadcast airtime to start running a commercial. He invites Capitol news reporters to a press conference at his downtown high-rise offices, where he debuts the witty ad. Result: The next day, the commercial is written up in newspapers throughout the state.

Then, as the story goes, it turns out that Russo actually hasn't purchased TV ads in each of California's major TV markets--as would be expected from such a campaign. Instead, he's only purchased a couple of spots on a station in Chico. That's it.

But, for that paltry TV-ad buy, Russo has earned for his candidate untold tens of thousands of dollars in free ink-and-newsprint media reaching voters from San Diego to Redding. He worked the media.

In his downtown Sacramento offices, just a few blocks directly south of the Capitol dome under which he once worked, the story was recently recounted for Russo.

He quibbled with whether it was Chico, and whether it was just one or maybe a couple of small TV markets, but replied, "That may have happened."

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-It's a long read but well worth one's time to push through it. Howard Kaloogian surfaces towards the middle of the article. He's anti Cindy Sheehan, anti UN, anti MoveOn.org, anti Michael Moore, anti progressives, and LOVES Reagan and Bush*. Smarmy asshole in SPADES!

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/Content?oid=oid%3A...
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