Rove is a cucumber

Democrats channel Reagan. Not sure which prospect is scarier. And all this in one item from US News and World Report:

"There is no new news," says one senior White House adviser and Rove ally. "Rove is cool as a cucumber."
The Democrats, nonetheless, are looking at the case involving the leak of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame as a way to paint the White House as stonewalling a legitimate investigation. ... Part of the strategy was unveiled this week when the Democratic National Committee released a fact sheet titled "Mr. Bush, Tear Down That Stone Wall." The opening paragraph said the theme will be built on every day. [LINK]
Then again, playing the Gipper is better than playing cute, as in this gag-inducing mass email I received from Cate Edwards titled "We Want Your Ideas for My Dad's Book!":
You may have heard that, in addition to everything else he's doing, my dad's working on a book. ... We're all really excited about the book, which he's calling "Blueprints: The Architecture of Our Lives." (I'm especially excited about it, because I'm working on it with him!)
So very, very exciting that "dad" has nothing better to do since he lost the damn election. Note: The email never mentions John Edwards by name, but given its effect on the reader that's probably a good thing.

Maybe the Democrats need to get themselves a better communications strategy instead of complaining about how good the Republicans are at theirs -- like Ted Kennedy whining about rightwing bloggers.

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