Monday, December 29, 2003

Dean Had Own Secret Energy Group

CNN

Dean says his secret committee was better because he "had a much more open process than Cheney's process. We named the people we sought advice from in our final report." In response:

"An expert in political rhetoric said it was risky for Dean to attack Bush and Cheney on an issue where he was vulnerable.

'In general, what is good for the vice president should be good for the governor. A candidate who attacks on grounds he is vulnerable is foolish,' said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a University of Pennsylvania professor who helps run a Web site that compares presidential candidates' rhetoric to the facts."

Salvatori tried to get Kathleen Hall Jamieson for our Bush conference. She couldn't come, but she's super cool - political rhetoric is a very juicy area, because politicians always say stupid stuff, and always have (read Nichols' Gorgias).

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