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Thursday, August 21, 2008

God, Poltics and Rock 'n' Roll: Everyone act surprised when Microsoft locates in West Des Moines!

Excerpted from this post at God, Poltics and Rock 'n' Roll

Iowa Governor Chet Culver is set to announce that Microsoft will locate a new data center in West Des Moines. Especially funny in this report is the following paragraph: "Culver has scheduled a 'major economic development announcement' on the west steps of the Statehouse on Thursday morning. An official with knowledge of the matter said the governor will announce Microsoft's plans to build a center in West Des Moines. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting Culver's announcement." Um...excuse me, anonymous "official" but YOU JUST PRE-EMPTED THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY LEAKING IT TO THE MEDIA. It's now NOT an announcement--it's a confirmation of what the media is widely reporting.

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