- - Sunday, July 14, 2013

A roundup of reaction around Washington to the appointment Sunday of David Keene as the new Washington Times opinion editor:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:

David Keene has been a major voice defining conservatism in America for the last generation.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney:

David is one of my longtime friends, a great patriot and a fellow flyfisherman. I know he will do a great job at the Washington Times.”

TV and Radio host and author Glenn Beck:

David has a keen understanding of our nation’s incredible history and the important issues facing our country today. He will do a wonderful job informing and enlightening the Washington Times’ readers.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Piebus:

David Keene is one of the most fair, intelligent and reasonable people that I know in politics today. And I’m not just saying that because he’s a cheesehead. He is truly a gentleman and the type of person we need more of around here.”

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton:

“This is a great coup for the Times. No one knows Washington better than Dave.”

Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and current American Conservative Union board member:

David Keene is a superb choice. He has both wisdom and perspective — two rare qualities in today’s world. I congratulate the Washington Times for its decision and wish David all the best in his exciting new role.”

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah:

David Keene is a man of strong intellect who is deeply committed to principles that have made this country great; the Washington Times will benefit tremendously from his insight and leadership.”

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