(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's political action committee made a big hire Monday, naming veteran South Carolina political operative Jim Dyke as communications advisor, according to a press release.
The move is the latest step taken by the Republican governor toward a bid for the White House in 2012.
Dyke, who has worked on four presidential campaigns, served as communications adviser to President George W. Bush and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, as well as communications director at the Republican National Committee.
"Haley is delighted to have someone as talented as Jim Dyke joining his team to help us manage the increased national media interest and demand in the governor," PAC Treasurer Henry Barbour said in a statement. "Jim's knowledge and experience will prove invaluable to Haley in the coming few months."
- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report
Donald Trump 2012 that is it
Does the phrase "political operative" creep you out? And wouldn't you be a bit suspect of the effectiveness of an Ex-communications adviser to President George W. Bush? I mean, we all know what a silver tongued devil Bush was..
Interest? From whom again? The media interest keeps us laughing as this tub of lard this he can be president? I hope dyke (LOL) also has a degree in psychology because barbour is going to need one when he is rejected by all
you pumpkin need to run for presidency...too....it is very cheap in America.....you do not need money too....
This guy looks like he could use a year in the gym. Why do these hard core politicians all look unhealthy? Is it their addiction to fame and power?
Now he needs to hire a translator so we can understand this man and his severe southern drawl!
It is shaping up to be a fun looking GOP race for the nomination.
A South Carolina political operative is just what Haley needs to get his failed Mississippi messages out.
Oh, please. This man actually thinking he has the "right stuff" to be the President of our country is a joke.