NYTimes Columnist Sent Article Draft to White House's Valerie Jarrett for Comments Before Publishing | The Weekly Standard

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More questions raised about who’s really running the show, and more direct connections between the lapdog media and the White House.

“Thanks, Jarrett wrote back. She offered no comments on the draft. The column ran as scheduled, unchanged from the draft Orszag had provided the White House. Orszag was in an airport when he got Jarrett’s email. How could you have done this? It’s ridiculous. You’re so disloyal. You have got to realize the health care bill is wildly unpopular, Orszag replied. Every single speech I give, if I lead with this reflection on its imperfections, the dynamic changes. People will then listen. You can’t hold this law out as perfect. It won’t sell. People think it’s a piece of crap. The weaknesses must be acknowledged. Then it’s credible to say, here’s why it is good and why it is the only thing that will work. Jarrett’s answer was delivered with Politburo finality: You have burned your bridges.”

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NYTimes Columnist Sent Article Draft to White House’s Valerie Jarrett for Comments Before Publishing | The Weekly Standard.

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