We've written here about the regulatory revolving door, in which executive branch or congressional aides go to work for big banks or interest groups. Less mentioned is the revolving door out of the press corps. Mike Allen's Politico playbook today has two examples: "Teddy Davis, ABC News Deputy Political Director joins SEIU as Assistant Director of Communications, working with the SEIU team on their political campaigns and policy agenda. Last day at ABC, 6/11. First day at SEIU, 6/14." And: "Mark Johnson, Capital Bureau of The Charlotte Observer/The News & Observer, with the subject line 'Ch ch changes': 'I'm very much looking forward to going to work for Gov. Bev Perdue starting June 28 as deputy communications director. If you need to reach me, this address will work for another week.'" Governor Perdue is a Democrat.
Press Revolving Door