Thursday, November 04, 2004

Failing Ever Upward

"This is the best election night in history."--Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, Nov. 2, 2004, just beore 8 p.m. EST. (From Taranto)

Ellisblog asks the question no one else dares ask! What, exactly, does Terry McAuliffe have to do to lose his job? He has presided over two presidential defeats, a mid-term debacle (2002) of remarkable dimension, the loss of California in 2003 and the steady erosion of Democratic power at every level of government. When people in business lose market share across industry segments, they get fired. When Terry McAuliffe does it, he gets good press.

Ellisblog answers the question: The more McAuliffe fails at his job, the more certain it is that he keeps his job!