With such awesome skills, it's a wonder how someone with such a sophisticated understanding of issues never found a more meaningful pursuit in life other than mouthing Democrat talking points.
Veteran political reporter Shailagh Murray is leaving the Washington Post to serve as communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, The Fix learned today.
“There are few reporters more skillful than Shailagh when it comes to connecting politics and policy in Washington,” said Post national editor Kevin Merida. “She is a master at explaining complex legislation and the unpredictable twists and turns of Congress. Her sophisticated understanding of issues and an ability to bring big ideas to our pages have served readers well.”
Case in point, her "reporting" following the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
Giffords’s seat was targeted by Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections, but she managed to win a tough battle against a tea party-endorsed opponent. The up-and-coming lawmaker, known as a moderate Democrat who stayed in touch with her district, had been singled out by Sarah Palin’s SarahPac as one of 20 Democrats representing states that supported Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for president in 2008.So a woman who was quick to insert Sarah Palin into the debate there, a low point in recent media history, is hired by the administration to make sense of Joe Biden's incoherent ramblings.
Liberals on Saturday blamed the tea party movement’s sometimes militant rhetoric: for example, Palin’s telling supporters via Twitter, “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD,” and Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s advocating “second-amendment remedies” to some of the nation’s problems.
The link to Palin touched off a war of words Saturday on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, as prominent left-wing bloggers accused Palin and others of encouraging extremism. Palin weighed in by issuing a call for “peace” on her Facebook page.