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Talking about Obama's talking points

Philip Barron: Leaked Obama strategy doc will ruffle some feathers, but ultimately disappoints as political intrigue.
Looks like Barack Obama and his staff may have to smooth some ruffled feathers this week. The latest case of leaked campaign documents in the 2008 prez stakes became a windfall for gossipy Howard Fineman, who spilled Obama's talking points all over the Newsweekwebsite. It's fairly innocuous stuff - hey, campaign staffers target potential supporters, who knew? - but the realpolitik of how to approach these supporters is sometimes less than flattering. Obama may find Representative Russ Carnahan of Missouri a bit testy regarding this bit of handling:
Philip Barron is a St. Louis writer and author of the blog Waveflux.
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