If Judy Feder’s Going to Quote the Politico…

By VA Blogger

Lowell over at Raising Not-VP Kaine is whining that the RPV quoted Larry Sabato’s in-depth analysis of Governor Kaine’s term and places him firmly in the bottom quarter of chief executives in the last forty years (RPV link here; Sabato link here). Its not really an eyebrow raising judgment. Sabato’s piece goes to provide some more context that doesn’t change the meaning of the portions the RPV used, yet Lowell feels that it is unfair for some reason and the RPV should “quote the entire thing”.

Which reminds me of a few weeks ago when Lowell, earning his paycheck propping up the going-nowhere campaign of Judy Feder, quoted a Politico article to claim that Feder was out-working the McCain campaign:

DuHaime holds a conference call with the regional directors, as well as with top RNC aides and the state directors… A month ago, McCain’s campaign made a combined 20,000 phone calls and door-knocks.” (McCain Ground Game Revs Up, Politico, 8/8/08)

Notice the use of elipses then follow this link to find what Lowell and Feder excised from article:

DuHaime holds a conference call with the regional directors, as well as with top RNC aides and the state directors.

As a result, productivity has increased, DuHaime said.

A month ago, McCain’s campaign made a combined 20,000 phone calls and door-knocks. Last week, they made 324,000 — a sixteen-fold increase.

That’s more than just fleshing out a judgment, as Sabato did. That changes the entire meaning of the article. Quote the entire thing, Lowell.


Comments

  • I own 1/3 of a home says:

    While I’m a Dem, I gotta agree with you here Va. Blogger. Feder’s been using this schtick out in public. It’s kinda sad really this is the best they can come up with for a stump speech.

  • not Alan L says:

    Quotes being used -somewhat- out of context for a political campaign? Who has ever heard of such a thing!?

  • T says:

    YAY!
    T loves the more Lowell bashing! T thought we were trying to stop that for the sake of unity or whatever the heck you were pushing. Oh well.

    T also loves the fact that the campaign of dear Judy Feder (godblessher) is as near to death as John McCain.

  • Brian says:

    You were expecting consistency from Lowell?

  • VA Blogger says:

    No, I’m expecting otherwise intelligent Democrats to not so blindly follow around a shameless peddler of dishonesty.

  • RichmondDem says:

    Are you guys having as much fun with her as I did with the woman (I forget her name already) who ran a pathetic campaign against Bobby Scott in 2004?

    Or is this more a Catherine Harris 2006 level of fun?

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