When you do a "tell-all", ya gotta tell ALL
Last week, we told you about Mike McGavick - GOP candidate for US Senate in Washington - who used his blog to do a tell-all mea culpa about some past personal indiscretions.
At the time, we warned about the dangers of trying to appear forthcoming without actually being fully forthcoming:
Of course, as with all tell-all mea-culpas, there's one looming risk. The other shoe.
Well, it appears that McGavick did exactly that. From National Journal's Beltway Blogroll:
Nearly two decades ago, the presidential campaign of Democratic Sen. Gary Hart self-destructed when the Coloradoan invited reporters to investigate rumors that he was a womanizer. The Miami Herald took him up on the offer and proved Hart wrong when he said "they'd be very bored."
Of course, this might just be a case of the mainstream media being annoyed about losing a story to the blogosphere -- but more likely, with blood in the water, the sharks swarmed.
We still think it's a good strategic move to release your bad news on your own blog (especially in the week before a holiday weekend) -- but you gotta release all the bad news, and whatever you do, don't taunt the press.
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