Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Audacity of Axelrod

The mainstream media is starting to take a closer look at this guy. So it begins...

Timothy Burger - Bloomberg:
"Two firms that received $343.3 million to handle advertising for Barack Obama’s White House run last year have profited from his top priority as president by taking on his push for health-care overhaul. One is AKPD Message and Media, the Chicago-based firm headed by David Axelrod until he left last Dec. 31 to serve as a senior adviser to the president. Axelrod was Obama’s top campaign strategist and is now helping sell the health-care plan."

Ken Vogel - Politico:
"Critics of President Obama’s health-care overhaul are zeroing in on his senior adviser David Axelrod, whose former partners at a Chicago-based firm are the beneficiaries of huge ad buys—now at $24 million and counting—by White House allies in the reform fight. The unwelcome scrutiny, largely from Republicans, comes at an inopportune time as Obama seeks to shore up support for health care reform. It revolves around two separate $12 million ad campaigns advocating Obama’s health care plan that were produced and placed partly by AKPD Message and Media, a firm founded by Axelrod that employs his son and still owes Axelrod $2 million."



Divided and Balanced.™
Now that is fair.



2 comments:

Pamela D. Hart said...

I think Axlerod believes he is untouchable. It could be a "Chicago" theme or just plain arrogance, which also seems to be a "Chicago" theme. I will be curious to see how this plays out. And it's no surprise that we hear crickets over at the MSM stations regarding this.

mw said...

Heh. The Untouchable. I should have thought of that myself. After all, we are talking about The Chicago Way