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REVEALED: INSIDE A MOVEON SUPREME COURT HOUSE PARTY; TAKE 'BUSH LIAR' T-SHIRTS OFF
Sun Jul 10 2005 20:29:27 ET
Over the weekend, the liberal activist group MOVEON.ORG hosted over a 1,000 house parties across the nation to stop President Bush from nominating a ?radical right judge? -- and the DRUDGE REPORT obtained an exclusive invite to one of their hottest parties.
Charles Fazio of Alexandria, VA was the host of one of the most widely attended MOVEON parties in the Washington, DC area. The DRUDGE REPORT has learned because of Fazio?s registration success, his party was chosen to be a finalist on the WASHINGTON POST?s list of house party events it would use in its Monday edition to cover MOVEON?s weekend efforts.
In a desperate bid to sanitize his house party and control how its attendees would be perceived by the POST, the MOVEON host emailed talking points to his guests. A copy of those talking points was obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.
Fazio warned his guests: ?Its very important that if you talk to the reporter, you stay on message. Remember, it is quite possible that our event will be the one the POST uses to represent the entire MoveOnPac effort this weekend.?
The key message for the event: ?The momentum is finally shifting away from extremism. We will not accept a extremist nominee. This is not about conservatism vs liberalism or Republicans vs Democrats, this is all about extremism vs moderation and we're on the side of moderation.?
The MOVEON host reminded his guests: ?We don't want to come across as leftist, liberal activists. We want to come across as we are- regular folks who are finally saying enough is enough to the extremists; that we're not falling for their extremist rhetoric anymore and we're finally going to expend the effort necessary to get our country back.?
Fazio: ?Please stay on message and just know that ANYTHING you say can be taken out of context and used against the effort.?
One last suggestion from Fazio to his liberal MOVEON party-goers: ?Oh, because a photographer will be here, might I suggest we put away our ?Bush is a Liar? t-shirts. Let's look like they do.?
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