Veteran Michigan political analyst George Weeks has a review of the new book by “See Dick and Jen Run” by Tim Skubick. The book will be available November 30 from University of Michigan Press and Petoskey Publishing and offers insider stories from the campaign between Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Dick DeVos. Weeks notes that a campaign that cost a record $50 million is dissected by a book that “sets its own publishing record for post-election speed”. Weeks’ column also includes some fun facts about the campaign like:
As for television, an analysis in Great Lakes states released last week said paid political advertising occupied more than 2.5 times as much of a typical 30-minute local newscast as did election news coverage in the month before Election Day.
Read Quickie book recaps race for governor by George Weeks in the Traverse City Record-Eagle and/or learn more about See Dick & Jen Run at University of Michigan Press and check out Tim’s Off the Record program on WKAR.
Mr. Skubick is apparently able to generate some buzz, so you can…
- Hear more about the Skubick’s thoughts on the campaign in this article in the Midland Daily News “When an audience member asked why some of the polls were “way off” in predicting winners, Skubick said one reason is that people lie to pollsters. ‘I think we just poll way too much’”
- Get some reaction to the book and Skubick from progressives at Michigan Liberal “Skubick really knows Lansing and has a lot of great insights into the political process, but he and his colleagues put so much emphasis on the “process” of politics that I think they lose touch with what these issues actually mean to people.”
- Check out a brief bit in the Saginaw News “How would you like to wake up one day after the election and have spent $35 million — and have lost?” (might not be all that bad if you had a whole lot more where that came from)
- And (for the pathologically political) learn who Skubick thinks has their eye on a run for Governor in 2010.