How not to do PR

by Brian on November 13, 2003

From Jeb “Compassionate Conservative” Bush:

bq. It looks like the people of San Francisco are an endangered species, which may not be a bad thing. That’s probably good news for the country. (AP Nov 12: link via Atrios)

As the old cliche goes, some of my best friends are San Franciscans, so I’d be a little disappointed if someone wished them to be endangered. Fortunately that wasn’t what Jeb really meant.

bq. Bush spokesman Jacob DiPietre later explained the governor’s thinking: “The Cabinet was talking about endangered species and everyone knows that Republicans are an endangered species in California.”

So Jeb thinks it’s a good thing that Republicans are endangered in California. Well that’s OK then. I certainly don’t have any Republican friends out there. I suspect the only thing in danger though is Mr DiPietre’s credibility.



Darryl Pearce 11.13.03 at 12:35 am

That kind of talk is what inspired this 43-year-old suburban to knock off 50 pounds and get to the gym three times a week.
–ventura county, ca


paulo 11.13.03 at 1:06 am

They’re not endangered her in San francisoc — they’re already extinct. Seriously, they don’t really have a local party, just a lunch meeting. Twice a year I hear.

By the way, the Chronicle had this recent scoop about the recent activities of Bush baseball crony Ed Rusty Rose:



Ophelia Benson 11.13.03 at 4:24 pm

Oh, Christ. Yes, if only the whole entire country were Tulsa, Oklahoma writ large, how much better it would be. If only the whole damn place were one big Bible Belt instead of only most of it. If only narrow ignorant incurious fundamentalists and real estate agents ran absolutely everything instead of only almost everything. If only

gasp, choke


Eric 11.13.03 at 7:17 pm

If only Ophelia could get a sense of humor. If the pot could stop calling the kettle black. If only…..


Ophelia Benson 11.14.03 at 12:03 am

Eh? A sense of humour? You think that post was entirely literal? And what kettle am I calling black? Am I a fundamentalist or a real estate agent? Not last time I looked.

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