Austin, TX: Juleanna Glover Weiss has joined Republican
vice-presidential nominee Dick Cheney as his press secretary.
Having worked under top Republican strategist and Weekly Standard editor
Bill Kristol, Weiss should prove to be a perfect fit for Cheney.
While not considered a spellbinding campaigner, Bush strategists believe
Cheney will perform ably before smaller groups of voters and in
editorial board meetings.
Weiss will be working primarily out of Bush headquarters in Austin. Dirk
Vande Beek, who previously worked with Cheney at energy company
Halliburton, assumes the title of communications director and will hit
the campaign trail with the candidate.
Weiss served as a senior policy adviser for Senator John Ashcroft during
the 2000 presidential race. After Ashcroft backed out, Weiss became
press secretary for publishing magnate Steve Forbes during his
presidential push. When that effort collapsed, Weiss briefly joined new
York mayor Rudy Giuliani for his senate campaign before he pulled out of
Edited by Holly Williams.