Politics Daily: Hiring Staff for New Members of Congress? Look to Morton Blackwell’s Rules

October 26, 2010 | By Lauren Hart

October 26, 2010, Arlington, VA—Online newspaper Politics Daily Columnist Matt Lewis referred to LI President Morton Blackwell’s Laws of the Public Policy Process in hiring Capitol Hill staff.  

“Conservative leader Morton Blackwell, for whom I previously worked, has a few rules for the public policy process that might be helpful for tea party conservatives who win election next week,” Politics Daily Columnist Matt Lewis said.

“One of Blackwell's rules is: "Personnel is policy." Another: "Hire at least as many to the right of you as to the left of you." It seems the GOP party bosses are hoping Republicans who get elected this Tuesday will ignore this advice,” Lewis said.

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