James Glassman, who has a contact address listed as care of the neocon mothership, the American Enterprise Institute, was the founder of wingnut website Tech Central Station and since April has been chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees U.S. government-funded international broadcasting, is to be...wait for it...
...Bush's pick "to lead the State Department's struggling efforts to improve the U.S.'s image abroad", replacing the wildly unsuccessful Karen Hughes.
Bush plans to tap James K. Glassman, now chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, to be the new undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, administration officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made.This is soooo not going to work. But it utterly blows apart the theory that the White House has turned it's back on the neocon WormTongues.
The officials said the choice was expected to be made public by Friday, the day Hughes has set for her departure and return to Texas after two years in the post.
Glassman was chosen in part because he has already won Senate confirmation for his current job, which he began in June, and the administration was looking for someone who could avoid a bruising confirmation fight in an election year, the officials said.
If confirmed, Glassman would take over an outreach operation that has been criticized for being ineffective, particularly in the Muslim world.
Sean Paul has more, as does Rubber Hose.