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Wed Aug 6, 2014, 07:28 PM

Charles P Pierce- Who the fck is Campbell Brown?

To paraphrase from my grandmother, the former shepherd lass from the hills and hollows of north Kerry, who the fck is Campbell Brown when she's at home?

Well, on the basics, she's from Ferriday, Louisiana, the hometown of Jerry Lee Lewis, and she graduated from Regis University in Denver -- after a brief stop at LSU -- with a B.A. in political science. She is married to Baghdad Dan Senor, one of the most conspicuous prevaricators in the employ of the late Avignon Presidency. (This will become important later on, as we shall see.) She also spent a year teaching English in Czechoslovakia, which I guess qualifies her for her current job, being a public spokesperson for the latest attempt to privatize American public education, Michelle (Big Grift) Rhee having apparently run her course as the rake in this long con, what with the cheating scandal and the big salary and all that sweet corporate sugar. The make-education-a-business scamsters needed a new face for the operation. Enter Campbell Brown, B.A. in political science, and professional communicator.

(It's important now to mention that Senor Senor, the spousal unit in this lash-up, has been closely allied with Paul Singer, the vulture capitalist who has thrown a big piece of his ill-gotten booty into the school "reform" movement. Brown comes by her current job fairly directly.)

So Brown is now out there shilling for the latest "reform" scheme -- using the courts to bust the teacher's unions and to deny public school teachers the freely-bargained rights to due process that ensure that they will not be altogether subject to the whims of local school board fanatics. She had a bit of a time of it with Stephen Colbert the other night, declining to name the people funding the crusade for which she is the mouthpiece. (It's nice to see she's transcended that nasty transparency tic so common to the members of her former profession. Senor Senor must be very thrilled.) The answer about her donors was rendered in fluent weaselspeak.

much more

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Campbell_Brown_Moment

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Reply Charles P Pierce- Who the fck is Campbell Brown? (Original post)
n2doc Aug 2014 OP
longship Aug 2014 #1
cui bono Aug 2014 #2
volstork Aug 2014 #7
cui bono Aug 2014 #11
mountain grammy Aug 2014 #3
Iwillnevergiveup Aug 2014 #9
KT2000 Aug 2014 #4
MADem Aug 2014 #5
msanthrope Aug 2014 #6
billhicks76 Aug 2014 #8
snagglepuss Aug 2014 #15
billhicks76 Aug 2014 #17
ReRe Aug 2014 #10
Starry Messenger Aug 2014 #12
eppur_se_muova Aug 2014 #13
Lifelong Protester Aug 2014 #14
WillyT Aug 2014 #16

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:11 PM

1. Whoa! Way to connect the dots!!!!

Charley Pierce rules!

(Plus, love him on Wait, Wait.)

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:14 PM

2. Wait, wait, don't tell me?

The radio quiz show?

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Response to cui bono (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:24 PM

7. Oh, yeah!

He's a regular on the panel and is hilarious!
This is the DU member formerly known as volstork.

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Response to volstork (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 11:26 PM

11. Oh, wow! That's weird.

I'm going to have to listen now!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:05 PM

3. Campbell Brown is a fraud.

Ms. Brown has said "tenure is permanent lifetime employment." I heard her say that in some interview and almost choked on my breakfast. I saw the quote in this piece.

How can she go around spouting such bullshit? I'm so sick of corporate shills.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:29 PM

9. Yeah, mountain grammy

tenure is actually due process.



Hopefully, she'll fizzle and die out like Ms. Rhee.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 09:22 PM

4. Weaselspeak!!!

Man - he is great! Connecting the dots was never so much fun. Senor Senor - $$$$

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:00 PM

5. I always thought she married down, but she's proving herself to be every bit as obtuse as

as her craven spouse.

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Response to MADem (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:07 PM

6. Indeed...but she and spouse are quite effective. As I've pointed out

 

in a few threads, the lawsuit she's fronting is pretty well thought out. It won't be effectively countered by dismissing the claims of the minority parents involved.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:24 PM

8. Another CNN Nepotistic Crony

 

Like Christie Amanpour who is married to Citigroups and Clinton Sheister Jamie Rubin. How about MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell married to Alan Greenspan? Dan Seņor is a smug war monger who cheerleaded the Iraq War. He's a disgrace.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 06:51 PM

15. Whoa that's eye-opening info. Never knew about Amanpour.

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 13, 2014, 12:57 AM

17. DU Centrists

 

They want to dilute our progressive voice so they can promote the centrist sellouts that want personal gain, access and fame because they worship personality and not reality. Vote progressive in the primaries!!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:35 PM

10. Let's keep this kicked until...

... madfloridian sees it. David Boies and Robert Gibbs with a little Arne Duncan stirred in. I never thought I would live to see Davie Boies entangled in something as low as this. All three of them are examples of 3rd way grand bargain Corporate Democrats. Pete Peterson types. Vultures in sheep's clothing.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Aug 6, 2014, 11:40 PM

12. Another rich clueless member of the 1% using children as shield for greed.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 08:46 AM

13. Regis is a Jesuit University -- most notable alumni are business leaders.

Another notable alum is Edwin J. Feulner, President of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington D.C. thinktank (from Wikipedia). Notable alumni are a mixed bag, however, including politicians, actors, and other performers.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 01:42 PM

14. K & R

I love the 'fluent weaselspeak' line.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 07:16 PM

16. K & R !!!

 


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