Bush Plucks New Senior Advisor from Usual Cesspool of GOP Detritus

Go Go Gillespie:

Ed Gillespie, a prominent Washington lobbyist, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and longtime adviser to President Bush, will join the White House inner circle as the next counselor to the president, Mr. Bush said Wednesday.

Mr. Bush made the announcement in the Oval Office, with Mr. Gillespie and the aide he will replace, Dan Bartlett, by his side. In selecting Mr. Gillespie, Mr. Bush reached for a consummate insider, someone comfortable both in the ways of Washington and the White House itself.

Of course he did. Because Bush is a conservative, and conservatives like to conserve; there’s no reason to expend energy finding someone with new ideas, or even good ideas, when you can just grab a familiar schmuck from K Street, who will, if nothing else, be guaranteed to kiss your ass.

You’d think with all the recycling the GOP does, they’d be less hostile to other environmental issues.

[H/T Steven Reynolds.]

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3 responses to “Bush Plucks New Senior Advisor from Usual Cesspool of GOP Detritus

  1. I swear, it’s impossible to tell them apart–Gillespie, Bartlett–and they’ll all say the same things too. Anyone want to wager whether or not Bartlett becomes special advisor to the RNC in the next six months?

  2. Kate217

    You’d think with all the recycling the GOP does, they’d be less hostile to other environmental issues.

    Brilliant observation.

  3. Indy

    Gillespie tends to look horrible on telivision. He has this weird look like he’s been smoking two packs a day and showing up hungover since the 80’s. Every time I see him on TV, it’s not hard to imagine him with a marlboro red in the corner of his mouth, saying something obscene to a woman he doesn’t know.

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