Monday, April 27, 2015

Pence Pulls Pitchman from Koch Brothers Bullpen to Be Spokesperson

Gov. Mike Pence
Mike Pence is in trouble.

His poll numbers are fading fast, and there's some smatterings of political comebacks or primary challengers.  He needs to build a floor, and he needs to build it quickly.

So, a couple of weeks ago, the Governor's Communications Director, Christy Denault gave the old "leaving to spend time with family" excuse and headed out the door.  The Governor, again tested to see who the replacement would be, chose someone out of the Koch Brothers bullpen.

Matt Lloyd is returning to the Pence Administration after serving as the Director of Communications for Koch Industries.  He had previously served as Pence's spokesperson during the Governor's 2012 campaign (where he failed to gain a majority).

I can't imagine that a man like Pence that needs a PR boost is really going to get much love on this one from those of us on the left.  It's interesting to see how this decision will play to those on the right and in the middle, though.

It's an interesting move, though.  One makes you wonder how many strings might have been attached.  Time will tell.

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