The White House is set to name Mike Dubke, the founder of Crossroads Media, as its communications director, sources told Fox News. Dubke was at the White House Thursday. He will replace Jason Miller, who stepped down soon after he was selected in December. Dubke has been involved in local, state and federal politics since 1988, according to his bio on Crossroads Media’s website. “His experience has brought him a unique understanding of the relationship between political strategy and public policy development,” the website read. Miller abruptly announced that he would not take the job– two days after the transition
Comments: Good. Maybe this appointment will bring some discipline to the communications chaos.
Had I been involved in an administration as deep into criminal activity and corruption, treason and sedition as the late Soetoro Clan have been, then I would not be such a ´stickler´ for ´Law & Order´ all of a sudden.
There are plenty of reasons to prosecute already. Why P.O. the new Sheriff ?
#3 is right to be suspicious. This Fox article is really sparse on information on Dubke. American Crossroads is connected with Karl Rove and Dubke. The links below give more information. The first link shows Dubke also owns the Black Rock Group political consulting firm with Carl Forti, political director of American Crossroads. Black Rock (as shown in the third link) is who created Rove´s PAC was political director for Romney. Black Rock (as shown in the first link) was the lead strategist for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s bid to be re-elected in Alaska. UGH! Maybe he can slap some sense into her.
IMHO he is heavily embedded establishment guy that was probably chosen by Priebus. Sorry, but I´m a bit nervous by this choice.
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