Musings —10.30.2010 08:33 AM—
There are three possibilities. One, they really are that undisciplined and just blabbed their heads off to Maclean’s (and the Globe, apparently). Two, the campaign manager never believed he was going to be made Chief of Staff, and was trying to get more business for his consulting gig. Or, three, they all thought they were off the record, and the magazine writer screwed them. (On that latter point, there is some history to ponder.)
Any way you slice it, though, it was a mistake. Don’t talk about how you make sausages. People don’t want to hear it.
Just serve ’em, and hope they like the taste.
UPDATE: Brian at www.stateofthecity.ca has this take: “Look around and you see an awful lot of “inside” stories about Nick Kouvalis and how brilliant Nick Kouvalis is. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”
UPPERDATE: Paul Raposo writes: “One of Fraser Macdonald tweets under the fake name of @QueensQuayKaren was this: “pretty sure @g_smitherman is the ‘takes it up the middle’ candidate” Please tell me again how Ford’s staff and supporters are not anti-gay. They’re willing to use fake accounts to write childish anti-gay garbage about opponents.”