Rich Lowry notices this latest coup by handsome Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Kevin Madden, press secretary for House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), is leaving Capitol Hill to join Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) exploratory committee for a 2008 presidential bid.
But how much of a coup is this? I first spoke to Madden for a story about the PATRIOT Act in 2005, when he a spokesman for the Justice Department. A month later I e-mailed him to check some quotes and got a bounceback—Madden had left the DOJ for the office of Majority Leader Tom DeLay. He stuck with DeLay through most of his turmoil, then jumped to join… the office of John Boehner. And now that Boehner is out of power, Madden will work for a guy who maybe, possibly, if John McCain pulls a Greg Stillson, will be president. He's a one-man history of GOP decline!