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RNC Chairman Racicot: Conservative Message Tough to Sell

Thursday, 31 January 2002 12:00 AM

"There are some members of the media who have some redeeming qualities,” Chairman Marc Racicot joked Thursday.

The former Montana governor, recently named by President Bush to head the RNC, recalled the joke that the duty of an editor was to separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.

"Seriously,” he advised, "talk to journalists. Engage them. Most are inclined to welcome the opportunity.”

But Racicot warned that in spreading conservative beliefs, "When you think about it, it’s a more difficult message. It is a calling to a higher level of incisive analysis and responsibility, and additional effort and labor. And sometimes it’s not easily accepted.”

The GOP chairman compared this to family situations where "children don’t always want to hear what parents pass on to them in terms of advice and counsel. And I think that’s true of the conservative message as well. So we have to recognize the extra special challenge that we have in people being willing to accept hard advice.”

Some conservatives in the past have criticized Racicot for his liberal governance in Montana.

The newly installed GOP chief also said:

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