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2015

Communication

Civil servants

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The People Behind The Presidential Bully Pulpit, Kara Susan Alaimo Feb 2015

The People Behind The Presidential Bully Pulpit, Kara Susan Alaimo

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"The People Behind the Presidential Bully Pulpit" argues that civil servants best serve the interests of both the President of the United States and the American people as public affairs officers in the Department of the Treasury. Using interviews conducted with political appointees who served as Treasury spokespeople during the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, civil servants who served in public affairs for the Treasury, and Treasury reporters who interacted frequently with the government officials, the study finds that civil servants better advance the goals of the President in the press than the political appointees personally ...