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David Axelrod’s “I care” campaign

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 26, 2009 11:41 AM

In Chicago, there are no coincidences.

In Chicago-on-the-Potomac, there are no coincidences, either.

In the desperate push for Obamacare, the White House spin doctors are pulling out all the stops to distract from the disastrous numbers by ginning up emotions.

FLOTUS is playing the the concerned parent card.

So is White House senior adviser/Astroturf master/Big Pharma beneficiary David Axelrod, who appeared on 60 Minutes with Katie Couric this weekend to talk about the epilectic daughter he never sees because he’s so busy trying to salvage his boss’s government health care takeover plans. The AP dutifully recycled the story — which itself had been recycled from February’s Parade magazine.

Ann Kane at the American Thinker is dead on:

This is all very noble, until we look at who the advisor to the president really is: a PR man par excellence. No matter what he says, even lovingly about family members, he will always be under suspicion for promoting a brand. That’s just the way it is with professional spinners. So, when the going gets tough for him and the White House, the tough create a soft news story.

Cynically-timed puff pieces on Axelrod = “news.”

Investigative commentary on and analysis of Obama’s radicals and subversive policies = “Not news.”

What’s next? A prime-time special on how Rahm Emanuel nursed his grandmother back to health?

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