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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-12-13 04:30 PM
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MSNBC seems to have hired Bob Shrum as a commentator.
Shrum's first political job was speechwriter for New York City Mayor, John Lindsay, a socially moderate or liberal Republican. The Democratic Presidential candidates for whom Shrum has worked, in one capacity or another, include Dukakis, Muskie, McGovern, Ted Kennedy, Dick Gephardt, Al Gore, Edwards, Kerry and Kerrey.

Sensing any pattern there?

In fairness to Shrum, he did not always work for those mean as Presidential campaign manager and he did work for Jimmy Carter's 1976 campaign, albeit only for nine days as a speechwriter. (I wonder why he got fired so quickly, though.) Also, he has done very well for a lot of his clients at levels lower than President.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Shrum

What I have against Shrum, besides the fact that he is said to be a curse on Democratic Presidential campaigns: he wrote in his book something very ugly about John Edwards and his dead son after the 2004 campaign, something he learned because he was campaign advisor. I am not saying if it was true or not. I am just saying that I thought it tacky to disclose it publicly.



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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-13-13 03:50 AM
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1. Bob can be relied upon to remain
Edited on Tue Aug-13-13 03:52 AM by Enthusiast
within the perimeter of the cardboard cubical. If he is told to poo poo the many "conspiracy theories", like Rachel Maddow, he will do as he is told. Whatever the PTB want, Bob is their man.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-13-13 01:28 PM
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2. To be candid, if someone offered me big bucks to give my opinions
to a very large audience, just as long as I stayed within certain parameters, I am not entirely sure that I would refuse.

So, as the joke goes, "We know what you are. Now, we're just haggling over price.
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