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
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
’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
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.