Sarkozy Spat: Faux Pax or Fabian Strategy?

“I Cannot Bear Netanyahu. He’s a Liar.”

And Obama has been dragged into a war of words he didn’t create with his response, “You’re fed up with him, what about me? I have to deal with him every day.”

Along with the outrage has a Fabian strategy been deployed? A military strategy where pitched battles and frontal assaults are avoided in favor of wearing down an opponent through a war of attrition and indirection? Merkel has already deployed the salvo to Netanyahu “you haven’t taken a single step to advance peace.”

Israelis enjoy their sabra (prickly pear) brusqueness and this spat has everyone a ‘google’ with gosh, horror and probe. The implications are huge but you don’t make peace with your friends. I was born in the other Jerusalem, “England” (i.e. not United Kingdom) and it too is a tiny country of 550 miles long and 250 miles wide. Be Bold. Get over it. Get on with it. Next.

Dean Crutchfield: In the Press VII

Dean Crutchfield insights on marketing and brands across a variety of media and press: Subaru, Hummer, Obama, GM, General Motors, Microsoft, Bing, Brinks, Shaq, Twitter,

Thrifty Fans help Subaru Weather the Recession

Todd Wasserman, September 19th, 2009, Brandweek

Hummer’s next ride

Matt Vela, September 11th, 2009,

Ten things to think about hard before featuring the Chairman in the Advertising
Michael Bush, September 14th, 2009, AdAge

DJ plays up Obama’s cool-guy spin

Abby Phillip, July 14th, 2009,

What Did Shaq Just Tweet? A New Web Site Knows

Richard Sandomir, July 3rd, 2009

Brinks set to unveil an $120M rebranding effort

Natalie Zmuda, June 30th 2009, Adage

Microsoft’s Ballmer pledges big budget for Bing

Nick Eaton, June 3rd 2009,

Nike Quietly Goes Green

Reena Jana, June 11th 2009, Business Week

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