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Re: VA

Phone rings at Allen headquarters.

Allen staffer #1: Hello, “Allen for a better tomorrow….”

Lowry: Hey, this Rich Lowry. You got any new data man? I could really use some new data.

Allen staffer #1: Rich, I told you to stop calling me here. I could get in trouble.

Lowry: I know, I know…but I need it. C’mon just a few internals….

AS#1: No, really, I can’t.

Lowry: Okay, okay. Hey, let me ask you; if I were to say that Allen’s doing worse with men aged 18-34 in last night’s tracking poll, would you say I’m wrong or would you say….

AS1: Goodbye Rich. Don’t call here again.

Lowry: No…wait!

Phone rings.

Allen Staffer #2: Hello, Virginians United Against Taxing Christianity…

Lowry: Yes, Hello. This is Karl Rove. I was wondering if you had any updated poll info…

AS#2: Karl? You sound funny. Do you have a cold?

Lowry: What? Oh yeah. Definitely. A bad one. I need to get back to bed. But first, how you doing with independents?

AS#2: Well, our tracking says they’re breaking 1.5 to 1 Webb’s way, but we think that’s thrown off by a lot of liberals in Northern Virginia who say they’re independents but are really Dems…

Lowry: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, yeah….

[Long pause]…what else you got?

AS2: This isn’t Karl Rove, is it?

Lowry: What? Of course it is.

AS2: Rich, I can see you out my window on your cell phone in the parking lot. 

Lowry: What? No you can’t! I mean, Quick: what do you have on pro-choice women in Arlington county? 

AS2: Get help Rich.  

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