Wednesday, June 21, 2006

New-fangled campaigns just too much

Sometimes the new ways are hard to adapt to. It's clear that Secretary of State Doug LaFollette has not had to run a campaign for a long, long time.

He's challenged in the Dem primary by activist Scot Ross, which promoted LaFollette to isssue the first press release from his office in recent memory. He then posted it on his campaign website.

Then his campaign issued one, too, before the state Dem convention, but it turned out that one had been drafted on a state computer. LaFollette said it was a mistake caused by juggling two laptops. "It's just complicated, this new world," LaFollette said.

"When one is an incumbent, one has to be very careful. It's tricky," La Follette told the Wisconsin State Journal after a reporter noted the document attached to the e-mailed news release indicated it had been written on a state Department of Administration computer. "If you slip up now and then, well, we're human."

Today, LaFollette put out this release from his state office. It's identical to the one he put out on May 31.

This new world really is confusing.


At 10:23 AM, Blogger EC Butthead said...

Look, I realize you have a responsibility to post stuff and some days there just isn't that much material. But this really seems kind of nit-picky.


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