I am delighted today to welcome Mary Kate Cary to the Thomas Jefferson Street blogging team. Mary Kate's first post went live a little while ago, a look at how Barack Obama's attempt to master the Internet is in keeping with leaders like Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and Reagan in terms of adapting presidential communications to the media of the times. Mary Kate knows a thing or two about White House communications, as she was a presidential speechwriter during the George H. W. Bush administration and has been making her living since then ghostwriting for various political and corporate figures. Web connoisseurs might remember her most recently commentating on the inaugural address on the New York Times's website.
I first met Mary Kate when I interviewed her for White House Ghosts and renewed my acquaintance when she was on an inaugural panel I moderated at the National Constitution Center in December. I'm sure TJS readers will enjoy her perspective and experience. (And I'm sure I won't be the only TJSer delighted to have Mary Kate join us—Michael and Sam will undoubtedly welcome another conservative voice, while Bonnie and Morgan should enjoy added gender balance.)
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