Friday, June 11, 2010

There's No Such Thing as Bad Press

Lady Gaga flipped of fans at a New York Mets game.  Who cares, Lady Gaga is just a poor-man's Madonna and we're talking about the Mets.  Hey, at least she was drinking a beer.

The real news, as always, was occurring inside the beltway.  Yesterday, Politico ran with a story about two White House aids seen topless and drinking at a Georgetown watering hole.  Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau were hanging out with friends at Old Glory.  Said Politico: "Conservative critics said it showed the young Obama crowd needs to get a clue...West Wing defenders said it showed Obama bashers need to get a life."

Clearly, it was a slow news day in Washington, DC but let's be honest; we're talking about a press aide and speech writer.  These two are not exactly in charge of cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf.  They're not what you would call "policy wonks."  In fact, they're job is to lie about the policy after it's been crafted by the policy wonks.  They only read Politico to see if they're name made print.  Frankly, if you're going to have employees running around half naked and drinking it should be these guys.  Ahh, the beauty of the 24 hour news cycle.

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