TOEING THE PARTY LINE

“Our grass-roots organization is tremendous and comprised of self-starters taking action to ensure the president is re-elected.”

Michael Turk, George W. Bush’s online campaign director, insisting that 5,245 people just happened to hold simultaneous fundraisers, Wired News, 23 June 2004

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THE SHOW MUST NOT GO ON

“We feel that while we could run Comdex profitably this year, it really wouldn’t serve the interests of the broader IT industry.”

Eric Faurot, vice president of event organizer MediaLive, on cancelling this year’s Comdex show, News.com, 23 June 2004