Thingish Things

The Incredible Vanishing Chuck

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jun• 10•11

Senator Chuck Schumer as Purportedly Caught on Camera in Washington Thursday

Another good story out of Politico this morning; this one on Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) disappearing act in the face of the Weiner controversy. Schumer is, indeed, as media savvy as he is a media hooker.

What I found most striking was Schumer’s extended vanishing act during the credit-default-swap crash and subsequent bank and insurance bailouts (2008-’09.)  Schumer was in the middle of that world for years, and then, for a period of months, he was gone. (As a friend would say, Kaiser-Soza-pfft-gone.) Schumer barely appeared in his 2010 re-election campaign other than in TV commercials, and that wasn’t until October.  It became extremely difficult for his challenger, Republican Jay Townsend, to gain any purchase in the free media.

New York’s senior is no press addict. He knows when to hold them and he knows when to fold ’em. Unfortunately.

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