The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Michael Moore and a possible Kerry Secretary of State
Our friends at the Note are branching out: in the opening section (for which there is bound to be special term) of today's piece we get showbiz news!
And no suggestion of mooching off other journos' sweat and toil : looks like some Googling Monkeys turned up in person to this gig.
The cross-heading glistens with tinsel :
Cinema Verite: Michael Moore Takes Manhattan:
Appropriately to the art form and the begetter of the night's entertainment, the piece hams it up. But it has worrying intelligence:
The evening was so chock full of bold-faced names, that we will simply list a few random attendees for flavor:
This would be noted diplomatic practictioner and serious Secretary of State candidate  Richard Holbrooke, one assumes.
What is going on here? Has Kerry told him he [Holbrooke] needs to loosen up and party with the radicals to cement his place on the short-list?
Strangely, on the Poor Man's Nexis provides only one item for "richard holbrooke" "michael moore" - and no link between the two of them to be seen.
I strongly suspect there's nothing to read into it. It wasn't exactly a Holbrooke-Moore tête-à-tête after all...
MORE (June 16)
A deluge of cold water on predictions of the electoral effect of Moore's effort from Anne Kornblut of the Boston Globe:
Even Moore conceded having doubts about his powers of persuasion, saying, ''It's just a movie."
Even Kornblut concedes it energised the base - those present at the Ziegfeld at least. And, apparently, no one from the Bush campaign has seen the flick: evidently relying on freelancers to pick the howlers. You mean, it's a Moore production and there are no howlers...
Stephanie Cutter says no one at the Kerry campaign has seen it either.
What about Brer Holbrooke? Though the Economist ranks him as a Kerry adviser, he's not part of the Kerry campaign yet. Evidently.
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