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The Love Boat Strategery



Bob Geiger is a man with a plan. If the media only wants to cover missing honeymooners, cruise ship passengers and couples with issues, so be it. Bob has devised a "Love Boat" strategery that gets news coverage, and makes it possible to slip in some fact-based information about the Administration and Republicans in Congress in a format that a whole lot of Americans seem to be watching.

You have to be crafty to get a fact in edgewise these days. Just ask Howard Dean — after Katie Couric‘s Republican talking points interview on the Today Show this morning, Dean and every Dem in town ought to be livid. Um…hello…they are called facts and legal issues. Read up on them instead of reading from the Mehlman morning fax. (Crooks and Liars will have video up in a bit of the interview — I’ll link it when it goes up. Take your blood pressure meds before watching…trust me.)

Okay, sure, I have to pretend to run off with Bob for a while for his strategery to work, but it’s for a good cause, right? I can already sense Rita Cosby warming up her mic…but Bob, you have to promise that I get to talk to Nancy Grace subbing for Larry King — I promise to wear my runny mascara and work on my Appalachian accent. Wouldn’t want to dissapoint the ratings maestroes, now would I?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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