Whitley in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building.
“I feel tremendously blessed that this door has opened for me,” Whitley said. “Even as a cock-eyed optimist in freshman English classes, I never thought I’d have the chance to write on behalf of the President. I am humbled at this great opportunity to serve my country.”
Since 2006, Whitley has performed media outreach for Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) – writing press releases, web content, speeches, and even jokes for Utah’s distinguished senior Senator. Whitley served as Hatch’s press assistant for 19 months and acting press secretary for eight months. In January, Whitley spent his vacation as a volunteer for Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign efforts in the Iowa Caucuses. He also blogged for the campaign at rapierwhit.blogspot.com.
Whitley aids Sen. Hatch at a press conference.
“My time in Sen. Hatch’s office was easily the best of my life,” Whitley said. “Working together with him and his staff left me enchanted and illusioned with government. Although Sen. Hatch has walked the corridors of power for years, he has never been corrupted by it.”
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