Monday, 29 June 2009
Sarah Palin's new mouthpiece
Juneau Empire reports on Bill McAllister's replacement as Sarah Palin's top spokesperson:
The turnover continues in Gov. Sarah Palin's public relations staff, with her top spokesman, Bill McAllister, forced out after less than a year in the position.
Replacing McAllister is David Murrow, an author of Christian books who lives in Chugiak.
Murrow said he was too busy to talk to the Empire on Friday, but earlier told the Alaska Budget Report Newsletter he began the job June 10 and is paid $103,716 annually.
According to the American Library Association's Booklist, "Murrow advocates injecting a strong shot of testosterone into the proceedings to restore the masculine spirit to the church," in his first book, "Why Men Hate Church," published in 2004.
In 2008 he published "How Women Help Men Find God."
Murrow is Palin's fourth communications director, following McAllister, Rosanne Hughes and Meg Stapleton. Hughes remains in Palin's communications office as director of external communications, while Stapleton is now working for Palin's political action committee.
Deputy Press Secretary Sharon Leighow remains in the office, while two other deputy press secretaries have departed.
A Christian, eh? What a surprise! Testosterone as well, how exciting!