Thursday, January 03, 2008

Knollenberg names former Bush Cheney legislative director as Chief of Staff

Welcome to the race, Craig. Given your background working in the Bush/Cheney White House, it looks like Joe chose someone with some pretty bad baggage. Looks like Craig has the same priorities as Trent, so he looks to be a pretty good fit for Joe's last campaign.

Albright named Knollenberg chief of staff

Birmingham native Craig Albright has been named chief of staff for Congressman Joe Knollenberg (R-9th District).

Albright replaced Trent Wisecup who resigned later last year.

Knollenberg made the announcement Wednesday.

“I’m excited to have Craig on board,” Knollenberg said is a press release. “He’s a true professional and effective at getting things done. It’s rare to find someone with extensive knowledge of both my Congressional District and Washington, D.C.

“Craig’s dedication to the people of the 9th District and knowledge of Washington are the perfect combination to assist me in accomplishing what I want to do for the people here in Oakland County.”

Albright worked for two years as a legislative aide in the Michigan State Legislature before moving to Washington to work for Knollenberg. He worked for Knollenberg from 1997-2005, including nearly four years as legislative director, and served as Knollenberg’s campaign manager in 2002. From 2005-2006, Albright served as deputy assistant for Legislative Affairs to vice president Dick Cheney. From 2006 until the end of 2007, he served as special assistant for Legislative Affairs to President Bush.

Albright was raised in Birmingham and his parents live there. He received a bachelor of arts in economics degree from Michigan State University. He and his wife Mary Beth are expecting their first child later this year.


Pabodie said...

Play nice! Thumping a guy before he's even out of the gate is lame. Simply associating his "priorities" with the defamed Mr. Wisecup is a cheap shot. You can strive to defeat your opponents without hating them. Let's keep it real, shall we?

Bruce Fealk said...

Play nice? Why in the world would Democrats want to play nice with Republicans. That's why we're in the position we're in, because the Democrats have rolled over for President Bush on issue after issue. I don't want to just beat the Republicans, I want to annihilate them so they don't recover as a party for at least a generation.

Republican rule has ruined our international reputation, allowed war criminals to remain in the White House without prosecution, allowed the politicization of the Justice Department, allowed corporate greed and crime to run rampant and the dissolution of our civil liberties.

Why in the world would I want to play nice?

I am keeping it real.

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