In the wake of the John Edwards blogger “scandal,” many have wondered whether regular bloggers will ever be able to work for political campaigns. (Well, Democratic political campaigns. Anything whatsoever remains OKIYAR.)
Fortunately, Dennis Perrin is riding to the rescue with an easy solutionâ€”blame him:
Look — there’s no way in hell that a serious Democratic campaign is going to hire the likes of me. Not only is my contempt for this corrupt, archaic political system open for all to see, my public opinions have bordered on slander and oftentimes read like a lunatic’s screams. When it comes to mainstream political discussion, I’m toxic, damaged goods. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer the same marginalization. So instead of quitting a campaign under pressure, why not Blame Me! for your previous outbursts!
For an affordable, privately-negotiated fee, I’ll allow you to insert my name in your blog archives, making me the source of any or all hostile opinions you may have typed in the heat of the moment. When your political enemies are searching for something that can embarrass your candidate, instead of finding this:
The crypto-fascist Christers are trying to shove their blood-stained crucifix up our collective ass.
They’ll see this:
‘The crypto-fascist Christers are trying to shove their blood-stained crucifix up our collective ass,’ said Dennis Perrin, discussing the GOP’s 2008 campaign strategy.