In the worlds of entertainment and politics (are they separate?), the adage goes something like this, "any publicity is good publicity". However it would be hard for me to believe Senator Maria Cantwell buys into that rationale these days. Take for example the two pieces in the May 16th Seattle PI here There's a disconnect between what Cantwelll 'sees' and reality - HOWARD J. GALE, GUEST COLUMNIST and here Cantwell can't dodge Iraq war mess - By ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr. P-I COLUMNIST . The PI is not alone in the coverage of Senator Cantwell. There is this: Cantwell's stance on Iraq keeps volunteers away, party chief says - By David Postman, Seattle Times chief political reporter. In this May 5th article, State Party Chair Dwight Pelz is quoted as saying "Definitely right now there are a lot of activists who are not signing up to work on her (Cantwell's) campaign, and that's very clear,".
Now many will say that these "opinion pieces" are just beating the same old dead horse into the ground but I would suggest that they are just a continuation of the drumbeat that is beginning to define the Cantwell campaign to win her party's nomination in the September primary. One might call them the drums of war.
Chad (The Left) Shue