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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.

Posted by Evan @ 06/13/07 01:20 PM


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