February 13th, 2009
09:36 AM ET
13 years ago

RNC shows reporters some love

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/13/art.valentine.cnn.jpg caption="Valentine’s Day greeting from the RNC."]WASHINGTON (CNN) – Female political reporters and producers who may be without a Valentine this year are in luck - at least if they’re on the Republican National Committee press list.

Alex Conant, the committee’s press secretary for at least another month, sent electronic Valentine’s notes to all the ladies on his contact list. The pink and red e-card contained a smiling image of President Barack Obama with the inscription “This card hasn’t been fully vetted” - an obvious political nudge to the recent tax problems encountered by some of the president’s cabinet nominees.

When asked why he decided to grace selected inboxes with such a heartfelt sentiment, Conant responded the effort was “part of my ongoing campaign to prove that Republicans have hearts too.”

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  1. Angi's mom

    Like most of what comes out of the RNC, this is in very bad taste.

    February 13, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Sue

    Republicans should grow up!
    Stop playing games-and making videos & CD–and get to work!

    February 13, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. nora California

    Isn't he funny? Boy I bet he spent a lot of time on this one. Arn't the republicans just wild and crazy guys? Isn't CNN the best news team because they brought this to our attention? Why not go after the recent lies and fabrications the republicans have been doing. Guess the sweetness of Mr. Conant has overwhelmed you guys.

    February 13, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Diana NJ

    How old does one have to be in order to belong to the GOP party, three or four years old??

    They have not learned the word RESPECT, which is what the people have for President Obama

    February 13, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |

    I guess the Rethuglicans need a workshop in Diversity management. They still handle themselves like they are in the 1950's. Repugs we are in the y e a r 2 0 0 9. Come into the 21st century.

    February 13, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. justwow

    This is so petty and childish

    February 13, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. Walter

    This is indeed petty and childish. It usually takes a Liberal to stoop this low.

    February 13, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Caligirl

    Will the Republicans ever get over the Vetting inexperience issues. Can't they see that most American's were not concerned about the small petty details.

    Pay attention Rethugs!

    February 13, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. tigerakabj

    Oh the rethugs have more jokes? In 2010 and 2012, America will showing the joke is on them just like 2006 and 2008.

    February 13, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. kingssman

    dissing the president. who'd a thought that would come from a party that called themselves country first.

    Leave the humor to the cartoonists and newspapers, never has the DNC stooped to this kind of level.

    February 13, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. Idiots

    RNC shouldn't be talking about the vetting process with their choice of Sarah Palin – The worst vetting candidate in history.

    Or have they forgotten already?

    February 13, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. 2010

    Heartfelt sentiment? The RNC just doesn't get it. Many Americans are tired of these divisive gimmicks that do nothing to help solve the problems we face.

    February 13, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  13. nancy

    Oh, how mature......

    February 13, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
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