Ex-Bush Aide to Host ‘This Week’

By Andrew Gauthier 


Matthew Dowd, who worked as chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 04 campaign, is getting a shot behind the anchor desk on ABC’s “This Week.”

Since news broke that George Stephanopoulos was heading to “Good Morning America” in December, the network has had five different fill-in hosts while deciding who’ll get the job permanently: Jake Tapper, Terry Moran, Barbara Walters, Jonathan Karl and Elizabeth Vargas.

Still, Dowd–who has been an ABC political contributor since 2007, and regular on the Sunday roundtable–will be the first non-journalist to have a chance asking the questions. More…