Dan Bartlett inadvertently comes clean
In the midst of a pile'o'crap that he tries laying down in an interview, former Dubya White House counsellor Dan Bartlett let this tidbit slip about the RW bloggers that have been given a reach-around by Dubya:
We already knew this. But nice to have an admission against interest....
[TM]: Yeah, or what if [conservative blogger] Hugh Hewitt called?
[D.B.]: That’s when you start going, “Hmm . . .” Because they do reach people who are influential.
[TM]: Well, they reach the president’s base.[D.B.]: That’s what I mean by influential. I mean, talk about a direct IV into the vein of your support. It’s a very efficient way to communicate. They [RW bloggers] regurgitate exactly and put up on their blogs what you said to them. It is something that we’ve cultivated and have really tried to put quite a bit of focus on.
(h/t to ThinkProgress, TalkingPointsMemo, and Kevin Drum)