If you want the job done right, you hire a professional. So tonight Fox hired Mike Paul, reputation management expert, to join John Gibson to do a more polished and professional trashing of Cindy Sheehan's reputation. Gibson and his guest, with cool professional objectivity, pondered the political ramifications of a Bush meeting with Cindy Sheehan. Maybe Paul was responsible for that new snapshot they had tonight of Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore photo shopped together. Nice touch, Mike.
After airing a powerful ad showing a sincere Sheehan asking President Bush to tell the truth about Iraq, Gibson was anxious to counter it.
He opened by asking Mike Paul if Sheehans connection with the anti war groups would hurt her? Paul claimed that Sheehan wears one hat of a grieving mother which she used as the hook
Gibson described a potential meeting as a "do over" adding, "She didn't yell at him the way she wanted to." However, Gibson seemed to think it was a good idea for Bush to just meet with her and "take it."
Gibson asked Paul if a meeting might win Bush some "political points."
Mike Paul was firmly against the meeting because "where do you stop."
"If she was a person acting by herself, not an anti war activist. If she was a grieving Mother, it would be okay."