Friday, November 21, 2008
Oh my, you mean it? Are the fabulously disciplined Obamamaniacs now beginning to get liquored up on the fun of being able to talk with the press and be considered a "source"? Maybe. But an even more likely explanation is that now that the campaign is over, the Chicago kitchen cabinet has to be extended, and folks who aren't quite as loyal to the new President are in the game. Self-interest is a huge motivator in the Washington power game, and there are a lot of folks out there whose interests are served by these leaks. This is also--by the way--the leading edge of the inevitable splintering of the Democratic Party that will occur as frenzied Dems begin to realize that they are not really a party of ideas or ideology--they are a loose confederation of special interests whose agendas are advanced by banding together where necessary.
Posted by The Conservative Wahoo at 11/21/2008