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Thursday, December 18, 2003

 

Dean In New Hampshire

posted by Heath at Thursday, December 18, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Governor Dean is in command. I just thought I'd share a couple photos. I always see these professional photographers borrowing my viewfinder for photos but I've never seen one used in the mass media yet. Well, I tried it for Dean Nation! Funny color, huh?

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Since the issue today seemed to be about the media circus and their pre-written agendas, I thought I'd give you a shot of who's starting to get comfortable in the press conference chairs. After all these months I can tell you pretty confidently that a Dean Presidency would bring back the obligation of the Press Conference in the White House. What is it? Bush's Dad had hundreds and Little Bush is on his 20th, or something like that (wish I had the numbers. Let me know if you do)? But, hey, we're at war--why should the President talk to the people?

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Help me ID some of the journalists if you can. I'll share this at DeanTV.org later. From Manchester, NH Public Library (12-18-03).


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