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The frustration and concern arises with word that Pelosi is talking to former Clinton spokesman Mike McCurry and Barry Toiv about coming on board as long-range policy communications advisers to the House Democratic leadership team. According to a House Democratic staffer, neither man has committed to the job, nor has a job been offered.
McCurry is working full-time as a strategic adviser to private businesses in Washington, while Toiv most recently has been laboring as incoming Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s communications chief. “The impression we get is that McCurry wouldn’t be a constant presence on the Hill, more a consultant,” says the leadership staffer. “Toiv would probably be full-time if he doesn’t cut a deal to work for both Rahm and the leadership.”
Moderates weren’t pushing anyone in particular for the communications job, not that they were asked. Rather, the McCurry/Toiv recruitment, in the wake of Pelosi’s refusal to bring a moderate colleague into the leadership team, opting instead for liberal California cronies, is yet another sign that Pelosi is only paying lip service to the notion that all Democrats in the caucus will be represented.p>”She isn’t even trying,” says the congressman. “She seems to think her people have been out in the wilderness for so long they should be given every opportunity that comes along. Hell, it’s only been two years.” br> /p>
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H/T to National Review Online