Ted Devine on Face the NationKerry strategist Ted Devine had the misfortune of preceeding Rudy Giuliani on CBS's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. The host asked him about Kerry's mention of Mary Cheney last Wednesday. Here is an excerpt from the rought draft of today's Rightsided Newsletter:
On Kerry's Mary Cheney remark, Devine said it was a "positive and constructive comment." Those were the exact words used by Bob Shrum earlier on Meet the Press, and their blandness and lack of meaning leads me to believe that they originated with the candidate himself.
No matter where it originated, it was a Dem strategy to protray Kerry's remark as "positive and constructive.