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David Shuster to Democratic Congressman, Go Fuck Yourself.

From http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/david-shuster-george-burke-chris-perkins-gerry-connolly_b88172

Before we begin, a Who’s Who in this twisted tale…
• David Shuster: Talk radio host of Take Action News
• Daniel Marans: Producer of Take Action News
• Gerry Connolly: Democratic representative of Virginia
• George Burke: Press secretary to Rep. Connolly
• Chris Perkins: Republican challenger to Connolly
The final result of booking two congressional candidates on David Shuster Take Action News radio program this weekend: Both guests backing out and one pissed off Shuster.

Last week Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and his opponent Chris Perkins (R) were scheduled for back-to-back segments on Shuster’s Saturday show. Emails between Shuster’s production team and the candidates obtained by FishbowlDC suggest all parties agreed to the appearances. But once Connolly’s press secretary George Burke learned that Perkins would be preceding Connolly, things got seriously nasty.

Burke emailed Shuster’s producer Daniel Marans on Friday to complain. “This was supposed to be a show talking about President Obama and Virginia. Now you are making it a show about our congressional race with an unknown candidate,” Burke wrote. (Marans initial email to book Connolly did say Shuster was interested in “any elected officials from Virginia willing to speak about the Obama campaign on our show.” Marans told FBDC that it is Take Action News‘ policy to invite any candidate’s opponent on the program during elections.)

Burke continued in his email, calling it a “waste of time” for Connolly to appear on Shuster’s show if his opponent would be on as well. “Frankly, you hoodwinked me,” he wrote. “I’m not sure why I should still have Connolly do this phoner.”
Marans responded to the email, warning that if Connolly cancels, the reason would be stated on air. He also passed on a word from Shuster: “Shuster told me: ‘If Rep. Connolly is so fragile he can’t handle a 10 minute interview following an interview with his opponent, he can go fuck himself.’”

Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:58 PM (2 replies)

Bad news for John Kerry

Mitt Romney was so close to the President tonight on foreign policy, he may have jumped in front of John Kerry on the short list to replace Hillary as the Obama Administration Secretary of State
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:27 PM (15 replies)

Is Mitt Romney an Etch a Sketch?

The press seems comfortable in letting him get away with his flip-flopping on any of his positions
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:57 PM (0 replies)

The etch-a-sketch moment

Folks, this is the etch-a sketch moment that the Romney campaign aid was telling us about.

Pay no attention to what he said and did as the Governor of Massachusetts.

Pay no attention to what he said to win the Republican Nomination.

Trust me on my tax policy, trust me on my energy policy, I will tell you about it all later, after I am elected.

The devil is in the details.

I can only hope the fact checkers do their job and call this guys bluff

His own guy, Eric ....... called the etch-a sketch moment

Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:20 PM (0 replies)

Where's Skinner.......

It is the now Where's Waldo game at the Democratic Convention.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:40 PM (5 replies)

Anyone know what is going on in Washington DC

I just woke up to low flying jets and helecoptors
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:53 AM (15 replies)

I picked the wrong bar

It was a beautiful day in DC yesterday and I went to the Irish Times to celebrate St Patricks Day. The Times is a very fun bar, even on St Patricks Day when it is packed and crazier than usual. Next door is the Dubliner, which is a nice bar also, although not as much fun, a little older crowd and kind of stuffy (lots of professional Irishmen) little did I know, President O'Bama was going to go to the Dubliner.

It was very cool. The Secret Service and then the President arrived. I think he was there for about an hour but it seemed like forever as the crowd on the pattio in front of the Times grew and grew to catch a view of the President Leaving the bar next door. Crowds were cheering, the crowd was festive and cheering wildly when the President came out.

I dont think we would see that out of Mittens or Rick Santorum, although, and I am not proud to admit this, Newt has been to the Irish Times a few times, i guess he was looking for his next newer younger wife.....
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Mar 18, 2012, 01:34 PM (2 replies)
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