Friday, June 24, 2005

Karl Rove, political strategist

Vanity Fair's current issue talks about Karl Rove, the political brains behind the Bush family.

Whether you agree or not with Dubya, you have to hand it to his family for choosing a brilliant political strategist, who is as mysterious as he is effective at winning political battles.

He was formerly hired as a campaign consultant, but eventually became a permanent political advisor.

I suspect every ambitious professional will similarly need a public image consultant. Wall Street Journal already runs classified ads by ETAs (executive talent agents) who work for executives earning $250,000+ a year. (These ETAs are sort of like Jerry Maguire).