Monday, January 17, 2005

Promoting a Program vs. Promoting Policies and Potential Policies

The WaPo has an article up about PR firms fearing a backlash over the Williams issue.

But, I want to draw a distinction which seems to have been greatly lacking in all of this. It's one thing federal dollars to inform people of the ins and outs of federal programs (say, telling people the facts the new Medicare drug program and telling them how to get it), yet another to tout such programs and credit dear leader for them ("president bush has given you this wonderful new Medicare program!!!!!"), and still another to promote potential policies (killing social security).