The House Majority Leader's new press man is dreamy!
The Chronicle D.C. bureau's Samantha Levine has posted a fawning profile of Kevin Madden, the new communications director for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Here's an excerpt:
To Madden, the assignment with DeLay is as perfect as it would be for "a stamp collector to get a job at the post office."
Madden is in danger of becoming half of a Washington power couple — his wife, Jaclyn, is legislative director for Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.
His nickname also is noticeable: Mad Dog. It's partly a derivative of his last name, given to him by college buddies. It doesn't quite fit his consistently neat hair and crisp suits. But it stuck because he can be aggressive and intense, even when making plans with friends. When they can't decide on an activity, he said, he sometimes abruptly cuts them off and pushes through with a proposal.
"My friends shout out 'Mad Dog!' and we all have a laugh," he said. "It's apropos."
I could barely stop giggling long enough to compose this post.
While this isn't especially newsworthy, it at least is coverage of the local Congressional delegation. A cynic might suggest, however, that the puff piece is an attempt to gain future access to the governing majority that the D.C. bureau has been notably lacking.