Denny’s Daily Zinger: Nunn’s Story – Never Trust the Person in the Next Cubicle
I have absolutely no opinion about the qualifications of Michelle Nunn, Georgia Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.
She’s the daughter of former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, and from her photo, she looks to be a nice lady.
What is not nice are the nitwits running her campaign.
Did I say “running” her campaign?
Correction: “Ruining” her campaign.
The Leaked Memo
A Mata Hari in Nunn’s organization leaked a secret internal document to the media. It described the complete strategy and tactics of the upcoming campaign.
The co-conspirator with Nunn’s mole is Eliana Johnson, former writer/producer for “Hannity” on the Fox network.
Johnson wrote a gleeful 1,035-word exposé in William F. Buckley’s The National Review based entirely on the stolen memo.
Whereupon Paul Blumenthal of The Huffington Post and James Hohmann of Politico ran with it.
Takeaways to Consider
- “Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” —Benjamin Franklin
- When it comes to business secrets, trust no one.
- Before distributing a confidential document, think through the collateral damage if it were to go public.
- Make a tiny change in the text of each copy of the memo—a variation so slight, no one will notice.
- Make a list of all recipients of the document and note the variation in each recipient’s document.
- If the document goes public, the variation will identify the leaker.
- Blast the traitor’s name all over the media to guarantee the dirt-bag will never work again, unless flipping burgers at McDonald’s.
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