Cheney chooses Weiss to handle his press chores

AUSTIN, TX: Juleanna Glover Weiss, who was slated to join Rudy Giuliani’s New York senate campaign before he abruptly pulled out of the race, has joined GOP vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney as his press secretary.

AUSTIN, TX: Juleanna Glover Weiss, who was slated to join Rudy Giuliani’s New York senate campaign before he abruptly pulled out of the race, has joined GOP vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney as his press secretary.

AUSTIN, TX: Juleanna Glover Weiss, who was slated to join Rudy

Giuliani’s New York senate campaign before he abruptly pulled out of the

race, has joined GOP vice presidential nominee Dick Cheney as his press

secretary.



Having worked under GOP wonk and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol,

Weiss should prove to be a perfect fit for the brainy Cheney. While the

VP candidate is not considered a spellbinding campaigner, Bush

strategists believe Cheney, a former Secretary of Defense, will perform

ably before smaller groups of voters and in editorial board

meetings.



’You can put the secretary in any forum and in front of any reporter,

and he will be able to answer questions with grace and humor,’ Weiss

said.



Weiss will be working primarily out of Bush headquarters in Austin. Dirk

Vande Beek, who previously worked with Cheney at energy behemoth

Halliburton, assumes the title of communications director and will hit

the campaign trail with the candidate.



Weiss crony David Tell, opinion editor of The Weekly Standard, described

her as ’a go-getting kind of person’ and gave her high marks for

resilience - especially given her recent professional luck.



Weiss served as a senior policy advisor for Senator John Ashcroft during

his brief flirtation with the 2000 presidential race. After Ashcroft

backed out, Weiss became press secretary for deep-pocketed publishing

magnate Steve Forbes during his presidential push. When that effort

collapsed, Weiss briefly joined Giuliani.



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