Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Election TIme: Cause for Worry #2 Staying on Message

Concerning Gov. Palin's continued and repetitive claims on her consisitent opposition of "The Bridge to Nowhere" in recent stump speeches, (from the Washington Post), "John Feehery, a Republican strategist, said the campaign is entering a stage in which skirmishes over the facts are less important than the dominant themes that are forming voters' opinions of the candidates.

"The more the New York Times and The Washington Post go after Sarah Palin, the better off she is, because there’s a bigger truth out there and the bigger truths are she’s new, she’s popular in Alaska and she is an insurgent," Feehery said. "As long as those are out there, these little facts don’t really matter."

So, the fact that the message is in regard to "the little facts that don't really matter" doesn't effect the truthfulness of the message? We're living in a temporary alternative universe. Marshall McLuhan's spinning in his grave. The Medium is not the Message. The Medium is Getting Massaged.

Note Bene: The $233 million given to Alaska for "The Bridge to Nowhere"? $40 million has already been spent on a road leading to the un-built "Bridge to Nowhere"....meaning that a possible bridge to somewhere is to be built or $40 million of asphalt has been used to build something where Everybody Knows This is Nowhere.


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