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Sunday, June 15, 2003

 

Demonic Dean

posted by Ezra at Sunday, June 15, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Today on ABC's This Week, they had a "day in the life" of John Kerry. It was a pretty fluff piece, but had him at the Wisconsin Convention. They also had footage of Dean giving his speech at the convention. This would be a good thing, but for some reason, the room was full of red lights and the good doctor looked positively demonic - he was a harsh shade of red throughout the clip. So even though Stephanopolous talked about his straw poll win, the image most viewers got was of this satanic politician. We have to be more careful with stuff life that. Red lighting does not flatter our candidate.


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