Posted: 5:07 pm Monday, August 11th, 2014

Eric Cantor aide coming to work for David Perdue 

By Jim Galloway

This note is going around to contacts of Megan Whittemore, press secretary for now mere U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.:

“After five incredible years working with House Republicans, it’s time to regain the Senate Majority, advance positive reforms, and achieve meaningful results for America.

“Effective later this week, I will join David Perdue’s Senate campaign in Georgia to serve as Communications Director and spokesperson. I look forward to continuing to work with the talented Washington-based press corps, Georgia media, and making news with many of you on the campaign trail!”

Which means that Cantor’s June primary defeat has added and subtracted one political operative to Georgia’s population. Whittemore is the addition.

The subtraction was Democratic strategist Beth Cope. She was called to Virginia by Jack Trammell, who faces Republican David Brat in the November contest for Cantor’s Virginia House seat,

25 comments
JAWJA
JAWJA

Says a lot about Purdues business sense. He does know what a whopping failure she was in her last election assignment working for Cantor, doesn't he?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

Priceless hire the same guy who helped a Congressman lose his seat to help you win a senate seat.  My guess is Megan Whittemore will be the next Karl Rove doing an election night melt down.  "Is this the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better". Megan Kelly to Carl Rove election night 2012.  

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

To all:


I had placed - about an hour ago - a "like" by almost all posters' comments on this thread.  Now, when I have just checked in again, all of my "likes" on other poster's entries have all disappeared. I did not remove them, myself.


At other times in the past, I have had up to 10 "likes" on one of my posts, and the next time I checked into that thread, all those "likes" had disappeared but one.  Common sense says that 9 people did not delete their "likes" at the same time.  Something funny is going on.  There are, evidently, technical problems on this blog, or someone behind the scenes is manipulating my "likes."


Has this happened to others?  Thanks in advance.  All have a good evening.

td1234
td1234

Perdue is hiring a proven professional to make sure the message of the day is correct. 


This is what CEO's do. They hire the best to do a job. 

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

 If anyone thought that David Perdue would be a moderate Republican, the assignment of Cantor's press secretary to Perdue's campaign should inform Georgia's citizens, otherwise.  Perdue will play the political game with Republican operatives, in order to advance his own profile, in anyway that he can.  


Vote for Michelle Nunn in November.  She will place her political priorities on the well-being of average Georgians - and she will be sincere in doing so.

NWGAL
NWGAL

Love the symbolism!

Kamchak
Kamchak

“Effective later this week, I will join David Perdue’s Senate campaign in Georgia to serve as Communications Director and spokesperson.

Perdue hired a loser.

Not a good omen for the Perdue campaign.

honested
honested

Further proof that the arrogance of plutocrats knows no bounds!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Now my "likes," that I had previously placed on other posters' posts have, surprisingly, reappeared after having disappeared for 20 minutes or so.  I cannot help but wonder if that is related to my making public my thoughts, above.  Also, my post to "Political Outsider" has, just now, mysteriously reappeared, after having been gone for 20 minutes.


I would still like to know if this has happened to others before I share what has happened to my posts and my "likes" with Jim Galloway. Thank you for taking the time to give me some feedback on your posts.  Technical glitchs or what?

Beccajoon
Beccajoon

@td1234 


Wait....  wait....  wait....


are we talking about Eric "his own people threw him out" Cantor?  Just wondering. 

Charles50
Charles50

@td1234 Eric Cantor should have been a slam dunk, but he'll be going home soon for the last time from Washington.  Somehow the guy who helped craft his message didn't quite deliver.  But it's supposed to be better for a no-name?

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@td1234 "Stupid is as stupid does" Forest Gump.  I don't think Eric Cantor can or will agree with your opinion he was canned and is now jobless.  

honested
honested

@td1234 

'proven professional'

Isn't prostitution still illegal in Georgia?

Beccajoon
Beccajoon

@MaryElizabethSings 


This woman speaks the truth!  Help turn Georgia from "angry and red" to "bold and blue."  I am sick of these good ole boys.  They have got to go.  Time up and game over come November, boys.


Andy123
Andy123

@MaryElizabethSings 

Michelle would do the same damn thing so get off of your high horse.  If she didn't fall in line with the Democrats, she wouldn't get any national DNC or PAC money.  

Go spew your garbage on MSNBC.com

JAWJA
JAWJA

@MaryElizabethSings I have had a comment fail to post, yesterday. Figured it was a glitch. Just came from the outsider blog, and, I "liked" most of yours.  Could be people have added more "likes" since the originals disappeared.

Beccajoon
Beccajoon

@td1234 


So Virginians fired Mr. Cantor just because some aide failed to "craft" a message?  Who in the hell really believes that? That's absurd.  The dimwits finally threw him out because it was painfully and unavoidably obvious that he did not not (ahemm....) have their best interests at heart?  They're lucky they got rid of him just before him stripped their down to their birthday suits.

He is a thief.  Plain and simple.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Andy123 


But the Democrats have the right ideas for the nation and for Georgia, and the Republicans do not. 


Btw, in case you aren't aware, you're a jerk.  Have you ever tried to be a Southern gentleman?  You know, like Sam Nunn, Michelle Nunn's father.  Grow up.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@CherokeeCounty


Thanks, Cherokee County.  Appreciate your feedback. I'll not bother Jim Galloway because you took the time to answer.  So like you.  Best to you!