Tuesday, July 26, 2005

And Then There Are the Soundbites That Sound Pretty . . . .

And yet are completely meaningless if you really think about them. For instance, an article linked via The Roundup (yes, I rely on them too much, but on days when I oversleep or run, they've already covered everything I'd have covered, so efficiency wins out), quotes Schwarzenegger chief political strategist Mike Murphy as saying, "Perception is the entertainment of politics but substance is what counts."

Okay, aside from the statement's falsity, it's also just goofy.

And ironic considering we're getting increasing evidence of just how thinly constructed Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial facade really is. He's entertaining alright. And he's also 100% perception and 0% substance. Good luck with that client, Mike.

2 comments:

DR said...

You left out the best part of Mr. Quinn's rant...the part where he writes:

"The governor should fire his political team. Thanks to their incompetence, he is being mercilessly dragged through the political muck like a gladiator tossed from his chariot. The money he raised to place this flawed redistricting initiative on the ballot and the time he spent promoting it are wasted. That is political malfeasance enough for them to go."

cd said...

You're right, that part's good - but it's so hard to choose a favorite . . . .

(That was the one The Roundup chose, so I figured I'd diversify a bit too. But the whole thing is damn good).