James Brady, who died yesterday at 73, eventually became America’s best-known gun control advocate. But he once had a relatively simpler role: press secretary for President Ronald Reagan.
For a little shot of bipartisanship on a Tuesday morning, here’s current press secretary Josh Earnest talking about how Brady revolutionized the job via The Washington Post:
Of course, even in Earnest’s recount, Brady’s later activism played a larger role in defining him than anything he did as press secretary.
Expect to see differing op-eds on that point this week.