Paul Waldman Says What I Wanted to Say, but WAY Smarter – aka Why Those Protests On the 19th Are A Waste of Time

So there I was, all ready to post some little blog post on why the big, noisy, disruptive protest-fest tomorrow is a big, pointless pain in the ass for those of us who have to work tomorrow, when I happened upon an article by Paul Waldman over at the American Prospect.
Go read it. Now. No, really, go now. Read it. Basically, he says what I was going to say, but better.
He’s also written some pretty great books, including Being Right Is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn from Conservative Success, Fraud: The Strategy Behind the Bush Lies and Why the Media Didn’t Tell You, and Free Ride: John McCain and the Media.
Basically, if I’d spent a little less time working on stupid politicians’ campaigns in my younger days, and a little more time doing something constructive, I’d be doing something similar. Career cautionary tale to the Youth of America: don’t work on political campaigns. It really isn’t as smart a move as you might think.

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