Reporting for Duty.
The Associated Press reports that the Bush administration has deployed a "platoon of federal employees" to "trumpet" the president's accomplishments in the closing days of the campaign. Well, not exactly a platoon--it's mostly the same cadre of Cabinet officers that often hits the road to campaign for the boss at this stage. The efforts of a few folks in sensitive positions--such as Treasury Secretary John Snow, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge--are raising a few eyebrows, though. The ever-quotable Paul Light says the frenzy of activity is unlikely to prove decisive: "The only thing that could make a difference now is if Tommy Thompson went on the road with 10,000 doses of flu vaccine."