(AP) In the latest White House personnel changes, the editor of a conservative magazine will replace Claude Allen, the domestic policy adviser who left in February amid a shoplifting investigation.
The White House announced the appointment Wednesday of Karl Zinsmeister, who has been editor-in-chief of The American Enterprise magazine for 12 years.
After tapping Fox’s Tony Snow as press secretary, does this mean the White House has officially taken the “if you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em” approach to its Cabinetry hirings? Or do we need one more example?
UPDATE: Zinsmeister’s bio, per the American Enterprise Web site:
J. B. Fuqua Fellow and Editor in Chief of The American Enterprise
Zinsmeister has been Editor in Chief of The American Enterprise magazine since 1994. He has traveled four times to Iraq as an embedded journalist, leading to three books and a forthcoming PBS filma grassroot portrait of soldiers and soldering. He can comment on current affairs, the Iraq war and the military in Iraq, social and economic trends, and cultural issues.
B.A., history, Yale University
Special studies at Trinity College, Dublin