A couple of days ago, I commented on this Commercial Appeal story about Bill Clinton's appearance in West Memphis on Monday. The story made note early on of the "450" people who showed up, saving for much later in the article the fact that the meeting hall was two-thirds empty!
Well, I neglected to mention that Dick Cheney's appearance, also Monday, in Nashville was attended by 18,000 people! The hall was overflowing. This for a Vice-President not known for passion giving a policy address, and not a "well-loved" former President coming home to his people.
The Cheney story got top-right of the front page, because it contained Bush administration policy pointing to a new War on Iraq. But the Clinton story was snugged just up under it, the headline squeezed just above the fold.
Until next time,
Your Working Boy