April 27th, 2009
04:08 PM ET
5 years ago

Former Bush adviser opens new communications firm

Ed Gillespie, who served as a counselor to former President George W. Bush, is starting a new firm.
Ed Gillespie, who served as a counselor to former President George W. Bush, is starting a new firm.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush, is launching a new communications firm.

The new firm, Ed Gillespie Strategies, will offer communications services like reputation and crisis management and help preparing for governmental hearings and media interviews, according to the company's Web site.

Gillespie worked in the West Wing as an advisor to former President George W. Bush during the last 18 months of Bush's presidency. Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, also helped Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito prepare for the confirmation process.

In order to take the counselor post with the Bush administration in mid 2007, Gillespie cut all ties with Quinn Gillespie and Associates, a bipartisan communications and public affairs firm in Washington.


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  1. dblzap

    Reputation is not a good word to use for a former Bush Cronie

    April 27, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. I Am The Not-So-Powerful Wizard of Rush

    Wow, a communications firm headed by a bush propogandist. Who would have thought it?

    April 27, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Jack in Florida

    I would not put a lot of faith in his new company. Since Bush was a client of Gillespie's, he failed miserably in helping Bush to communicate while he was President

    April 27, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. jake

    reputation and crisis management? former bush advisor?

    are you kidding me!? who would hire this guy!?

    April 27, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. SM in MICHIGAN

    "reputation and crisis management" HMM, looks like Bush and Cheney could use his services..oh, wait they did, and look at the mess they're in!

    I don't think I'd hire this guy!

    April 27, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. jared

    i wonder how much "BACKDOOR MONEY" will flow into his coffers from the washington connections and lobbyist deal [s] he back-doored .this is usually how it goes down in D.C. work for the president establish you deals. leave your job. and the rest is GRAVY............ you crooks

    April 27, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. President Obama could walk on water and the Party of NO would still complain that he left footprints!

    "The new firm, Ed Gillespie Strategies, will offer communications services like reputation and crisis management and help preparing for governmental hearings and media interviews"

    Uh, Gilliespie, if those daily briefings on the economy the shrub was giving during his final days were any indication of your work, you should shut down shop now.

    April 27, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  8. Bubba

    Wow, to be able to hire a strategist from the Bush administration...what golden advice I would get.

    April 27, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. Eleanor

    If the Bush administration's track record with this man's help is anything to go by, perhaps they should call their company...LIES R US.

    April 27, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. Mississippi Mike

    This may come as a surprise to most Democrats but most Republicans had a job before politics and get jobs afterward. We can't all fly around the world giving high-priced slideshows like Al Gore or doing things no one wants to know about like Bill Clinton.

    April 27, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Leta

    Is he hiring?

    April 27, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. Leta

    Where do I send my Resume.....

    April 27, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. Simpliticus

    Gillespie couldn't have started this new business at a better time. Could it be that the Republicans can prosper after all on their own disgusting affairs. Here is proof of that outcome!

    April 27, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. james

    "Ed Gillespie Strategies, will offer communications services like reputation and crisis management and help preparing for governmental hearings and media interviews"

    –If this guy's success with G. W. Bush is any indication, I think he should start looking for another line of work.

    April 27, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  15. TCM

    What grade would you give Barack Obama on his presidency so far?
    34.19% A+
    12.03% B
    5.97% C
    7.57% D
    2.53% E
    37.73% F-

    From US NEWS and World REPORT....non biased....unlike MSM

    April 27, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  16. karkri

    This guy is offering advice on reputation management? After the reputation he helped Bush built for himself, good luck find customers!

    April 27, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. New Jersey

    Would it be asking too much to have your network keep track of and publish a list of all the clients that sign up with Ed's new company. The ordinary citizens of the US are taking back their country and people like Ed will not be allowed to function in any business-as-usual manner. The stones are being lifted and the worms are being exposed to sunlight everywhere.....

    April 27, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  18. Harriett in Chapel Hill

    Why does CNN give free advertising to a former Bush official? Wonder why your ratings are in the tank??? This article is a prime example of why, if you would ever care.

    April 27, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |

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