Kos thinks this story says something about blogs. I don’t disagree, but I also think that more importantly, it says something about the kind of man our future preznit is:
You know the one — in which Lynne Gobbell was fired from her Decatur, Alabama job for showing up to work with a Kerry/Edwards bumpersticker on her car. Well, there’s a happy ending:
“The story was picked up by Daily Kos, a political Web log, and spread quickly around the Web. By this morning, Geddes, who has declined to comment publicly on the matter, had apparently had enough of the bad publicity. Through an intermediary, he offered Gobbell an apology and said she could have her old job back. But Gobbell said she wouldn’t return without some written guarantee that Geddes wouldn’t turn around and fire her once he was out of the spotlight. Then, late this afternoon, Kerry himself phoned Gobbell. “He was telling me how proud he was that I stood up,” Gobbell told me. “He’d read the part where Phil said I could either work for him or work for John Kerry. He said, ‘you let him know you’re working for me as of today.’ I was just so shocked.”
“Gobbell accepted Kerry’s job offer, “so I reckon I’ll be working for John Kerry.” Kerry left it that someone from his campaign would call Gobbell to work out the details. Let’s hope there’s quick follow-through (I’ll be checking!), because Gobbell told me she couldn’t wait to tell Geddes that she had a better offer.
Obviously he’s gonna get some good PR for doing this. But c’mon, he could have had a flunky make the call. He could also have told the woman to take a Prozac and calm down. (Man, you don’t have to stand him next to Bush for him to look good, but it helps, doesn’t it?)