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July 17, 2012
Obama Fixer Adds 'F'-word to Script
Is Stephanie Cutter, the president's campaign manager, supposed to be the Madeline White of team Obama? Art imitates life after all.
White, the Spike Lee character in his film Inside Man, is the lip-pursing, no-nonsense, quietly ruthless she-wolf called on to carry out the wishes of a Nazi-sympathizing banker.
In the real life 2012 campaign, Cutter resembles White because she acts as a fixer when Obama and Axelrod need an aggressive female to make opponents heel.
In 2008 David Axelrod and Anita Dunn brought Cutter in to run interference when Michelle Obama couldn't hide her disgust for America. The first lady's remark about never being proud of her country until hubby ran for president didn't sit well with the public.
Turns out Cutter had experience with fake heroes. She was John Kerry's campaign press secretary in 2003.
Then in 2008, as the White House communications assistant to the President, Cutter was designated to sell the perks of Obamacare to senior citizens and to "explain" the benefits they would be receiving.
Cutter's cable ads featured the affable and since deceased actor Andy Griffith at a cost of $700,000 from the taxpayer funded Medicare program.
Lesson from that media blitz: if Cutter is summoned and the product sounds too good to be true, it's probably a big fat lie.
The fixer has now gotten into planting. She dropped the f-word--felony--weeks and months after Axelrod grafted Bain onto Romney; the same way Democrats stuck Halliburton to Cheney.
Cutter told giggly Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer this past Sunday Romney will not get an apology for her false claim that the former Bain executive may have committed a felony in his filings with the SEC.
Cutter reminds me of a batterer who tells his wife it's all her fault he beat the crap out of her.
And the fact that Kevin Madden and Ed Gillespie, Romney's top campaign guys, couldn't even bring themselves to drop their own f-words--Fast and Furious--during their appearances on Sunday's political shows, including Face the Nation, is downright inexplicable.
Taking the high road did McCain in...or have they forgotten?
In a Newsweek article Peter Boyer writes "the Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script."
Well, here's Obama's script: Romney-Bain-felony.
Thanks to Stephanie Cutter, the F-word has a new meaning.
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