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Selling Brand America

Those of you who are afraid this Administration has ruined America's worldwide reputation can now rest easy. Condi Rice and Karen Hughes recently

Those of you who are afraid this Administration has ruined America's worldwide reputation can now rest easy. Condi Rice and Karen Hughes recently brought in some public relations executives for a "private summit on public democracy." It's just a PR problem. Who knew?

The Center for Media and Democracy wrote:

PR executive Richard Edelman suggested de-politicizing the U.S. image. "Take it away from the part of the media that covers politics," he counseled. "Kick it off the front page and move it to the business page or other parts of the newspaper."

Edelman also suggesting hiring "foreign bloggers." (Is it time for that "blogger ethics panel" yet?)

"It's time to get back to the basic values that made our brand great, things like respect for freedom and individual rights," said marketing executive Mary Lou Quinlan. She added, "The next president needs to be a better listener." (What are the odds she'll be invited to the next private summit?)

Trust FOX to put their own spin on the conference. They summarized its conclusions this way: "(America) would be wise to downplay its politics and act like it's listening." Hilarious ...

If America's going to do a PR blitz we'll need a theme song, too. How about that one from "Team America:World Police"?


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