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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    Military Success, PR Fiasco

    By Kyle | May 5, 2011

    This seems to be the conventional wisdom already. Strange but true: the administration has tripped all over itself on a victory lap. This sums it up pretty well:

    The core conflict is the White House’s “desire to kill bin Laden but also to have the world think we did so respectfully and politely,” said Eric Dezenhall, founder of Dezenhall Resources, a PR firm. “I’m in the PR business, and I don’t think guys like me have the alchemy to persuade the public that something is the opposite of what it is,” he said, adding, “spin only gets you so far.”

    Topics: Barack Obama, Bin Laden dead | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Military Success, PR Fiasco”

    1. Jim Treacher Says:
      May 5th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      In the Obama White House, everything is the opposite of what it is.

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