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Democrat advisers inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan, pizzas vs pickles, and Arnie saying "no" to Bush - all in a day's work on the presidential campaign trail

By Tumbler   July 2004

Kerry’s Pooh-bah advisers Fans of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado will be enchanted to learn that John Kerry’s team of foreign policy advisers are known within the campaign as the Pooh-bahs. (They had been calling themselves the “surrogates,” as speakers and campaigners who could go forth to do battle on Kerry’s behalf without having to appear too centrist and presidential.) Led by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, they include former energy secretary (and possible V-P pick) Bill Richardson, former UN ambassador Richard “Dirty Dick” Holbrooke, former defence secretary Bill Perry, and ex-generals Wesley Clark and John Shalikashvili. Senator Joe Biden,…

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