Monday, April 02, 2007
"We need to get back to power as soon as possible."
I guess we know what today's talking point was in the Conservatives briefing email. I heard Baird, Bernier, Lord and two strategists all refer to the above quote today, which tells us a great deal. Repeat, repeat, repeat, swamp the airwaves with one, simple theme, to paint a picture. All the players synchronized together to weave a plausible truth.
You have to hand to the Conservative strategists for sheer audacity. On a day when the Tories showcase their "war room", we are bombarded with the nonsensical- it's really Dion that wants an election. Amazing. On a day when another round of attack ads are unleashed, the Tories have us believe that they just want to govern, it's that dastardly Dion that's itching for an election.
The parroting today gives us a window into the looming campaign. The Conservatives "Training Sessions" (nothing to do with an election call mind you) stressed the daily talking points. The war room will dispatch the daily phrases to the hinterland, and all the Tory minions will echo, saturating, in hopes of dictating the debate. Today was a window into the power of message control. A pointed, mis-information campaign, that makes the truth a casualty.
I just wanted to add this photo, read the monitor:
Dion made us open this 17000 square foot facility. We are all pablum feed fools in Toryland. Hilarious, but frightening.
Posted by Steve V at 7:13 PM