Help me out here. The President has hundreds of staff, with hundreds more advisors, scripting every sniglet and cintilla for the “Office of the President”, everything. WTF do you need a Public Relations firm for? Time to use this information against the progs who suffer from Palin Derangement Syndrome. Can you just imagine the headlines if Sarah Palin hired a company for “speech preparation training,” “speech writing services” and “speech coaching services.” ?? Think about it?
(The Washington Times) — The White House is spending tens of thousands of dollars on a public relations firm headed by Democratic image maker Michael Sheehan — once dubbed by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as an “extraordinary media coach” who helped her master the teleprompter.
Mr. Sheehan’s firm, Sheehan Associates, could receive more than $100,000 under a current contract and has been providing occasional speech and consulting services to the White House since 2009, federal purchasing records show.
Although Mr. Sheehan has a reputation of helping politicians look good speaking in public, neither his firm nor its White House client has anything to say about the contracting arrangement. Sheehan Associates failed to respond to telephone and email inquiries about the hiring arrangement this week and last, as did the White House press office.
Spending records show that the company was hired under three contracts since late 2009 and has received a total of $60,000. The records variously describe the company as providing “speech preparation training,” “speech writing services” and “speech coaching services.” (read more)