thinks he might have a solution to the White House's "near-crippling
cycle of fear" vis-à-vis Fox News: send Vice President Joe Biden to appear on Glenn Beck's show. The latest evidence of this fear, of
course, was the Shirley Sherrod debacle.
admits the Washington Post writer, "the people watching Glenn Beck are
probably unreachable" by an administration figure, but even if the viewers "couldn't care less what
Biden says, the news generated by the event would reach those white and
independent voters who appear to be losing faith with the president. It
would give the administration a chance take on the lies and
misinformation directly." Furthermore, "if there's one sure-fire way to
earn the respect (grudging thought it might be) of the opposition, it
is to show up." Though some might say dispatching Biden would "elevate
Beck's stature," Capehart dismisses this: "wake up," he says. "The guy
already has the stature."
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