VP Cheney's press secretary looks forward to life in privatesector

WASHINGTON: Vice President Dick Cheney's press secretary, Juleanne

Glover Weiss, will be leaving her post in the coming weeks to try her

hand at life in the private sector, according to a White House


Though no destination for the longtime GOP spokeswoman has yet been

determined, Glover Weiss is in talks with several companies. She hopes

to return to her White House post in time for the 2004 election.

Jennifer Miller Wise, an assistant to press secretary Ari Fleischer,

will take over the role of Cheney's spokesperson. Before joining Cheney

midway through the 2000 election campaign, Glover Weiss spent the

previous three years speaking for then-Senator John Ashcroft, 2000

Presidential candidate Steve Forbes, and NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

Glover Weiss said she wanted to spend more time with her two young


The Bush White House originally prided itself on being a place where

parents could go home at the end of a standard workday, but the onset of

war has made this difficult.

"Juleanne has served the President and vice president with great

distinction, going back to the campaign, the transition and, of course,

in government," said Fleischer. "We will miss her."

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