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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."

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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