Wednesday, December 24, 2008

full metal flak

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Podium alums share a bipartisan kinship, signified by the ceremonial flak jacket that hangs in the closet of the press secretary’s West Wing office. It was placed there originally by Gerald Ford’s podium man, Ron Nessen.

Outgoing press secretaries write notes of advice for their successors and leave them in one pocket. Every previous note remains there, neatly arranged and tied together in a ribbon.

Mark Leibovich writing in Between Obama and the Press in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

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