Write Off

Lizza, Ryan
March 2005
New Republic;3/14/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 9, p10
Comments on political memos written by Frank Luntz. Profusion of memos generated by Luntz, advising Republicans on issues from Medicare, the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the environment and ousting Democrat Tom Daschle; Claim that while Luntz' advise is profuse, it is greatly lacking in profundity and accuracy; Self-promotion of Luntz, who leaks his own memos to the media; New 160 page memo, titled "The New American Lexicon 2005," in which he lays out his shallow insights into winning the Social Security privatization debate.


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