Sunday, May 20, 2007

Who Is Amber Wilkerson?

Yesterday, when the Associated Press reported that former Prez Jimmy Carter had slammed President Bush six ways to Sunday, Amber Wilkerson, a Republican National Committee spokeswoman, out-snarked former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman when she countered with this gem: "Apparently, Sunday mornings in Plains for former President Carter includes hurling reckless accusations at your fellow man.” She added that it’s hard to take Carter seriously because he also "challenged Ronald Reagan's strategy for the Cold War." Who is Amber Wilkerson and where did she come from? In 2005, she was a propaganda flack for the House Committee on Homeland Security. In 2006 her career trajectory slipped a couple notches when she became deputy communications director for former footballer (Pittsburgh Steelers) and ABC sportscaster Lynn Swann, who had no experience in politics but tried to unseat Pennsylvania’s popular Democrat Governor Ed Rendell. And lost by a landslide, need it be noted? Now Wilkerson is a spokesperson for the RNC. Of course the new RNC Chairman Mike Duncan wasn’t about to touch the explosive and controversial Carter critique even with Ken Mehlman’s pole. Which explains why the RNC gave Wilkerson the job. Speaking of former RNC Chairman Mehlman. He has been invisible since the day after the 2006 midterm elections when he announced he would resign as RNC chairman. He’s been working at the Washington, DC law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you're an idiot.