Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another Livengood scoop: Nixon says he toppled Blunt and will do the same to Hulshof

The Springfield News-Leader's Chad Livengood is doing more than just phoning it in from the Democratic National Convention in Denver. While many of the local reporters are pushing stories they could have written by sitting at home in front of their television sets (like I am doing it), Livengood has been burning up the shoe leather.

Case in point, his blog post on Attorney General Jay Nixon's talk to a Missouri delegation breakfast today:

“I’m the only politician in Missouri — in America, I think, quite frankly — who’s had the opportunity already to retire a Republican governor, a Republican treasurer, who will be replaced by this fine young man, Clint Zweifel,” Nixon told Missouri Democrats this morning at the morning delegation breakfast.

After the delegation cheered and clapped, Nixon added: “And I just got one more, I get to retire a Republican George Bush, John McCain-voting congressman (Kenny Hulshof).”

Compare Livengood's coverage with that of Adam Jadhov on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Political Fix:

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