Ben Smith at Politico reports on the daily email sent out by Haley Barbour’s press secretary Dan Turner discussing historical events of the day and, apparently a few knee-slappers. For example, did you know that on this date in 1968:
Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay”. (Not a big hit in Japan right now.)
In 1993: Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first female attorney general. (It took longer to confirm her gender than to confirm her law license.)
So is Haley Barbour ready for prime time?
Turner, a former reporter and former spokesman for Rep. Jim McCrery of Louisiana, said Barbour doesn’t see the email, but receives a printed copy of the clips.
“Look, I’m the one who started the lagniappe section; the comments are mine. If you feel the need to skewer someone over that, I’m the guy with the bullseye on his back. There is one person responsible — me,” he emailed.