Friday, February 03, 2006


When I saw the headline for this story, I just knew it was about a republican. The NYTimes is reporting that aides to republican gubnatorial candidate William Weld re-edited news stories to remove negative references to their boss.
As William F. Weld runs for governor of New York this year, his campaign has put a new spin on the old political rule of having a positive message.

Campaign aides have significantly altered two newspaper articles on his Web site about his bid for governor, removing all negative phrases about him, like "mini-slump" and "dogged by an investigation," and passages about his political problems.

Also removed were references to a federal investigation of Decker College, a Kentucky trade school that Mr. Weld led until he left to run for governor last fall; the college collapsed into bankruptcy weeks later amid allegations of financial aid fraud. And criticism of Mr. Weld by a former New York Republican senator, Alfonse D'Amato, was removed.

Scrub, scrub, scrub. If they can't get the media to play ball, they just do it themselves.

More republican morals on display.

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