Well, I guess you’ve got to give the Globe’s Andrea Estes a little credit for getting her hands on some hot fresh talking points memos from the Patrick committee, intended for gullible groupies like yours truly.
Mass. Liberal says yawn. I say, “Where’s my copy??” I don’t know what to talk about if I don’t hear from Deval’s flacks. I wander around confused and listless, not knowing what to say to make people really, really like Deval again.
According to campaign aides, the technique was used during last year’s campaign to blunt negative media coverage. Volunteers quoted talking points when responding to voters’ concerns about issues that threatened to derail the campaign.
Seriously — I never got those diabolical talking points memos (“out of the Karl Rove playbook”, no less — YOWZA!) in last year’s campaign. Are we not on the mailing list? David, you get anything?
You know it’s a slow news day when it’s front-page news that a politician wants his supporters to say nice things about him.
UPDATE: By the way, the communication between Patrick and the grassroots is by no means going to be a one-way street. What we saw of the soon-to-be-retooled DevalPatrick.com website will amply show that. As his tech guru Charles SteelFisher said, “He really believes this civic engagement stuff.”