The New York Daily News unearthed an internal job posting last week for a press assistant in Vice President Cheney ‘s office that it said sent “a telling little glimpse into the siege state in which the vice president appears to find himself.”
The Daily News focused on a key part of the job description: “The press assistant is responsible for monitoring media for various national security and domestic issues, informing the Press Secretary and the Deputy Press Secretary of issues of note and factual inaccuracies in the media.”
Of course there are other duties, such as handling press advance, working out logistics for the traveling press, helping to prepare briefing papers and so on.
The job has been filled by Jamie Hennigan , a dedicated and super-competent reelection campaign aide.
Hennigan will need courage as well. For example: “Sir, the Canton Repository reports you told Larry King on June 1, 2005, that the Iraqi insurgency was in its ‘last throes.’ The actual date is May 30. Should I demand a correction?”
Tucker seems to be enjoying himself, however (via Hotline’s “Wake Up Call!”):
“An hour after we got here, we found ourselves sitting on the patio of our hotel having a lunch of Stilton cheese, walnuts and Perrier” — MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson, on reporting from a war zone (“Tucker”).
“Anschutz’s Millennium Dome site in London topped a short list of eight proposed venues announced by the government’s Casino Advisory Panel. Prescott, who was reprimanded for not telling Parliament that he had been at Anschutz’s Colorado ranch, denied that he had been influenced by Anschutz during their twice-yearly meetings. He said they had never discussed casinos.”
Several tipsters tell News Blues that Star Jones Reynolds (right), who recently left ABC’s “The View,” and her husband were in DC yesterday meeting with executives from Black Entertainment Television…..