There are no coincidences in politics

Friday, May 23, 2008 7:27 AM

Update: Like I said, there are no coincidences: McCain VP Meeting a Distraction from Medical Records?

Political views aside, the "Hey, we didn't plan for it to happen on a Friday" rationale is wearing a bit thin:

The records dump comes as Americans head in to a three-day weekend,
and just days after Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was diagnosed with a grave
form of brain cancer. But Mr. Black said the campaign's communications
director and others have been working on the release "for weeks," and
is not timed to reduce the impact of whatever the records contain.

The above statement is from senior McCain adviser Charlie Black. For anyone in PR or politics, this is clearly a case of trying to bury news over a holiday weekend when nobody is watching television or reading the paper. Let's hope the mainstream reporters who get to glance at the 400 pages of records choose to report more in-depth findings once everyone is paying attention again next week.


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