Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) is apparently pitching a minor fit over reports that former CPA spokesman (and informal Bush/Cheney '04 flack) Dan Senor helped draft Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech to Congress. GOP campaign spokesman offer by way of rebuttal:
He's not a campaign spokesman, a consultant or a staff member. He's someone who speaks out on behalf of the president's policies. He's someone who supports the president's reelection.
So he's not on the payroll, but given that the campaign refers media to Senor for interviews, he's not exactly just an independent citizen who happens to support Bush's reelection, either.
Anyway, on the one hand, this isn't particularly surprising, or even something I'd be inclined to get that upset about. But it does rather pull the rug out from under all the righteous indignation over Joe Lockhart's crack that "you can almost see the hand underneath the shirt today moving the lips."