August 15, 2012

WHATEVER KIND YOU WANT HIM TO BE:

What kind of conservative is Ted Cruz? (Dana Milbank, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Washington Post)

During the 2000 presidential campaign, I went to Austin to profile the whippersnappers on George W. Bush's team. Bush headquarters was full of young talent, but one man surprised me with his blatant audition to be featured in my article.

This eager staffer told me about how at Princeton he was the nation's top debater, about his Supreme Court clerkship and his time on the Harvard Law Review, and about his well-placed connections. When I mentioned this self-promotional effort to a senior Bush adviser, I received a knowing eye-roll in response, and I decided to focus my profile on somebody else.

Posted by at August 15, 2012 8:57 AM
  

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