By The Hill Staff - 12/01/04 12:00 AM EST
Lawmakers will be treated to a seminar by George Lakoff, University of California-Berkeley professor of linguistics and cognitive science, on how conservatives are able to win at the polls by carefully choosing their language to present their ideas.
There will also be a session on Social Security and how Democrats plan to engage President Bush’s proposal to reform the entitlement program. Reps. Robert Matsui (D-Calif.) and Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) are expected to be the Democrat’s point men on Social Security reform.
“This is a chance for members to come back and talk about important policy issues,” said Brendan Daly, spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He added that Lakoff’s presentation will help Democrats frame the debate on their own terms.