June 2nd, 2007
I can’t resist this from Josh Marshall. It is one of the best illustrations of the essence of modern politics:
Annals of poorly edited press releases.
This is pretty damn funny. Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) was putting out a press release praising first responders. In the process of putting the press release together, the press aide composing it wrote in some editorial comments to the effect that first responders don’t really do jack.
Unfortunately those glosses got left in the copy when the thing was released, leaving the senator to say …
“First responders in Colorado have recently provided critical services in the face of blizzards and tornados,” added Allard. “Since I don’t think first responders have really done anything significant in comparison to their counterparts who have dealt with real natural disasters, I have no idea what else to say here…”
Allard isn’t running for reelection. Good idea.