How Not to Make Endorsement Announcements

By dropping a major press release after the noon hour on the day before Thanksgiving.

Greg Fischer’s campaign just sent out a press release touting Fischer’s endorsements from three area labor groups: Laborers’ Local 576, National Conference of Firemen and Oilers/Service Employees International Union and the Kentucky Laborer’s District Council.

From the release:

Laborers’ Local 576 Business Manager Lawrence L. Winburn, Sr. commented, “Greg Fischer is the right candidate to lead Louisville out of this recession. After looking at all the candidates, it’s clear that he has the strongest record and commitment to job creation. In this difficult economy, we need a leader who understands how to nurture and grow the region now more than ever.”

Business Manager Mike Moses of the NCFO/SEIU noted that, “Greg Fischer has been a leader in this community and an advocate for the issues that are important to working families. The Service Employees are proud to give Greg’s campaign our full effort and support.”

Larry D. Tabor, Kentucky Laborer’s District Council President Business Manager, offered, “As the next mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer will be an extraordinary asset not only to the people of Jefferson County but to working women and men across the state. That’s why our more than 3,500 members across the Commonwealth endorse Greg Fischer for Mayor.”

Great news for Greg Fischer.

But who the hell thought it would be appropriate to bury such a major announcement the day before the holiday?

We can has competent leadership? Plz?

Greg: You promised me on three occasions that this wouldn’t be 2008 Part Deux.