Did Nancy Pelosi's flack write this?
Ed Gillespie, a high-dollar Washington lobbyist and long-time go-to guy for President Bush and the Republican Party, is replacing Dan Bartlett as White House counselor in the president's inner circle.Heckuva lead from Jennifer Loven at the AP.
I mean, not just leading with the fact that he's a lobbyist -- which also doesn't seem appropriate to me outside of a DNC press release -- but also adding the pejorative "high-dollar." Yikes.
She should try something like this: "Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, will join the inner circle of the Bush administration as a counselor to the president." Much better.
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