Man Without Qualities

Friday, November 01, 2002

Lies, Damned Lies and Campaign Chairmen Regrets?

"It was not our intent to inject that [partisan tone] into the service. I take responsibility for that and I deeply regret it."

- Paul Wellstone campaign chairman Jeff Blodgett

Political operatives at the Democratic National Committee in Washington developed the plan to turn the memorial service for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone into a political rally, top party sources tell Capitol Hill Blue. The party also urged the Wellstone family to ask Vice President Dick Cheney to not attend the service and concocted the excuse that security for the VP would disrupt the event even though Secret Service security was required for former president Bill Clinton, who was invited and who did attend. .... Jeff Blodgett's apology Wednesday afternoon was also part of the plan, designed to provide party deniability, the sources said.

- Capitol Hill Blue

UPDATE: Bill Quick brilliantly shows Mr. McAuliffe how to regret.

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