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The Company You Keep

Mar 12, 2008

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No, this is not another post about disgraced, soon-to-be former Governor Eliot Spitzer, or the company he allegedly...er...rents. This is about all those friends, supporters, advisers that hang around the candidates — fundraising, strategizing... and running their mouths. Last week Barack Obama adviser Samantha Power was forced to resign after referring to Hillary Clinton as a "monster" — albeit off the record. And this week, the Clinton campaign is fighting backlash against friend and supporter Geraldine Ferraro, for her controversial comment to a newspaper about Barack Obama's shot at the White House"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position." (You can see both Obama and Ferraro's response to the comments and the subsequent controversy below.) Today on PoJu, we're focusing on how much the actions of your friends reflect on you — no, not Ken — but if you're a candidate, can you get your friends to do your "dirty work," or should they mirror you completely? And yes, we'll talk about Spitzer, we'll parse results from Mississippi, and there will be trivia. And no blood. Comment at will: we've got a pocket full of PoJu (PFOPJ).

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