Dean-a-Palooza: A Front-Runner Takes to the Skies
The author had a major professional/personal epiphany about "the shiny" -- you know, the multiculturally diverse citizens greeting The Man Who as he arrives in town, the cute schlock that no thinking human being (read, next year's votor) bothers with -- and the press corps' response to it.
"To be full of shit in American politics is a signal to our political press that you are serious..."
Yep. Not only do you need to be able to woo the citizenry, you need to woo the press. And they are two very different animals.