Wednesday, December 05, 2007

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:

[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.
We already knew this. But nice to have an admission against interest....

(h/t to ThinkProgress, TalkingPointsMemo, and Kevin Drum)


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