Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Kerry's Inner Circle

Interesting article on the way the campaign creates policy. One amusing highlight of the "words have meaning" variety:

This spring, when Kerry was pushed to put policy flesh on his political rhetoric about "Benedict Arnold CEOs" and jobs moving abroad, it took weeks and "innumerable meetings" to formulate a proposal, said one of the participants.

Unsolicited career advice: If you are a prominent economist, it might not be a good move to announce that you couldn't count the meetings you had over a few weeks.

I know "innumerable" has a certain rhetorical punch, but you are either saying "the meetings were infinite" or "I lack the ability to count them."


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