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Jet Blue choses the worst of both worlds

Jet BlueFirst, of all, I was planning on going to the YearlyKos because last year’s was a huge success. So, I scheduled some time off. I’m a last minute kind of guy so I hadn’t registered. Well, registration closed yesterday. I’m used to going to conferences where registration on site is relatively common. Guess not. No YearlyKos for me.

Anyway, JetBlue was flying several of the speakers out to the conference for free. Cool. They were also flying their staffs out for free. Doubly cool. Well, Billo got a hold of it. Hundreds of crazed e-mails (probably the same guy with different e-mail addresses) were sent to Jet Blue. Now, JetBlue has asked YearlyKos to remove their logo from their web site. Bad. Now, here’s the rub – they have stated to YearlyKos that they will still fly the speakers. So, JetBlue continues to upset the right wing neocons and manage to make folks at the YearlyKos see red. Crazy.

Here’s my problem with the whole saga. Why wasn’t this anticipated by YearlyKos and JetBlue? O’Reilly and Hannity are reporting on anything to avoid the war. The YearlyKos is perfect. They can lie and spin and get their ever shrinking audience whipped into a lather. There should have been a plan. A plan that was discussed not only by someone in public relations but also with the CEO and the board. Everyone has to buy in eventhough the sponsorship isn’t a huge expense for the company. There was going to be some back lash. This is the time that we live.

Words by Kos.

Send your own words to JetBlue – corporatecommunications@jetblue.com (I have sent my e-mail. I may send another.)

By |2007-07-20T23:36:53-04:00July 20th, 2007|Blogging issues|Comments Off on Jet Blue choses the worst of both worlds

Bush cuts both ways

From WaPo:

When President Bush swooped down here late last week, Republican House candidate Jeff Lamberti was happy for the high-level attention — and the roughly $400,000 in contributions — the short stopover produced for his campaign. But the man Lamberti is trying to unseat, Rep. Leonard L. Boswell (D), was no less happy to see the president in his district.

As Bush’s entourage was heading for Michigan and another campaign event, Lamberti said he would welcome the president back anytime. He also made it clear he does not want the president to be the issue that decides his fate next week: “I trust the voters to be sophisticated enough to know it’s between the two candidates.”

Boswell had another view, one that underscored the double-edged impact of a presidential visit this fall. Saying his challenger would be little more than a rubber stamp for the White House if he is elected, Boswell said Bush’s visit might give both campaigns a boost. “If it ramps up their troops a little bit, it will ramp ours up, too,” he said.

His name is not on any ballot this fall, but George W. Bush is the central issue of campaign 2006. Tuesday’s vote will deliver a referendum on six years of Bush’s leadership — bold and principled or radically divisive, depending on one’s political ideology — and the wartime policies he has championed. more

By |2006-11-01T07:15:59-04:00November 1st, 2006|Election 2006|Comments Off on Bush cuts both ways
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