Among the many casualties on Vice President Dick Cheney's schedule
after the attacks of September 11 was a bit of media relations
consulting - with no less than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
According to The New Yorker, Gingrich and Cheney were scheduled to get
together on the 11th. The VP was not to be the subject at hand,
What Gingrich wanted to discuss was the President's "inability to
Like many scheduled events that seemed oh-so-important prior to that
day, that meeting never got rescheduled. But not because it was no
longer important. According to Gingrich, it was no longer necessary.
"After the (September 20) speech to Congress ... you knew this guy's
awake now," he said.
We at PRWeek lament the preemption of this collaboration. As the saying
goes, a Newt in hand is worth two in the Bush. (Are you sure that's
right? - Ed)