BP hires former Cheney advisor as media advisor.
According to a CBS News report, BP has hired Anne Womack-Kolton, the 2004 campaign press secretary for Vice President Dick Cheney, as BP’s head of U.S. media relations. I’m sure Ms. Womack-Kolton is very qualified, but her hiring alone will probably provide plenty of fodder for BP criticizers and the contributors to the “What were they thinking?” department. I’ve been traveling to several states this past week, and on every occasion when I mentioned that I was from Mississippi the topic of discussion turned to the oil spill. The media handling of the oil spill – and many other aspects of it – will be a case study for many years to come.