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January 23, 2013


If You're Expecting a Political Appointment

Washington Post: "First, get those skeletons out of the closet pronto, says Tom Korologos, who shepherded many a nominee of Presidents Reagan and Bush I through the thorny thicket to confirmation. If anyone from the White House or a surrogate comes sniffing around, immediately disclose anything in your past that might prove embarrassing to the president (or whoever is doing the appointing)..."

"Then, once you're on a list, it's your public behavior that counts. In this phase, discretion isn't just the better part of valor, experts say -- it's the whole thing. Lehane says the best course of action is to avoid talking to the press altogether (though it pains the Loop to pass on this advice)."

"We're told it's best to watch what you say -- even to your friends. And to watch what your spouse says. Don't talk about getting the job."












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