Democrats and Telephones

DEMOCRATS AND TELEPHONES….Michael Wolff has a piece in Vanity Fair about the Libby trial that tries to deconstruct why everyone in the vice president’s office did what they did, and he concludes that it basically all comes down to an obsession with image management. I’m not sure I buy it, but I was struck by this aside:

The one constant I’ve observed, in 27 years as an on-again, off-again political reporter, is that Republicans return reporters’ calls and Democrats don’t….[Message control] is part of the DNA which makes Republicans return a reporter’s calls — and not grudgingly but eagerly (in contrast, you should hear the impatient and dismissive tone of the Democrats when you call them up).

Is this true? Are Democrats really that dumb?

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