Comment of the Day: It's How the Game is Played

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Responding to the post about Clinton planting questions at a town hall, "Dirty Dennis" writes:

Tim,

I find your anger/disgust somewhat surprising. You think this is some new phenomenon? It's been going on for as long as there's been TV. Like Aggasi said, "Perception is everything." Or some such thing.

Politics is a staged event. GOVERNMENT is a staged event. Everything is done according to the script. It's how the game is played.

My point is that it's a short and very slippery slope from what Hillary did to that staged FEMA presser a couple weeks back.

You bet I'm angry that the top Democrat in the field roped a young, idealistic college kid into her propaganda machine.

It's not reasonable to expect candidates to free-ball every event. But politics is a hardball sport. Hillary's team seems to want to reduce it to self-pitch softball.