That’s right. Her LinkedIn pals have received the official update that the 64-year-old political media surrogate for Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign is now an agent with McEnearney Associates. She works out of the company’s McLean, Va. office.
But what they may not know is why she has left her broader career of political commentating. “No, I won’t be doing commentating for awhile,” Buchanan told FishbowlDC today by phone from her new office. “I’m not opposed to coming back at some stage.”
But she’s not anticipating a return anytime soon. After being a surrogate and advisor to Romney’s presidential campaign, she says she’s done with it. It, being the media. “It’s gotten to the point where I think it’s meaner and nastier than its ever been,” she says with a bit of disgust in her voice. “It goes to personal attacks very quickly. Just decided it doesn’t promote the common good if you like. When I am there on behalf of someone or a cause, I will do it. But I’m not interested in doing it for the sake of having my face on television. I don’t want to wake up angry every morning. It’s no way to live.”
To be sure, Buchanan’s life and career has taken interesting twists and turns. Read more