In a move that has stunned even conservative pundits, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer today announced that, effective immediately, communications activities related to the White House will be taken over by AOL Time Warner.
“We realize this may appear to be an unusual move,” said Fleischer, “however we feel that the synergies that this arrangement affords us both are simply too attractive to pass up.”
Don Logan, Chairman of AOL Time Warner’s Media & Communications Group, echoed Fleischer’s sentiments: “We believe in the mission of the White House, and I think we’ve been effectively communicating that through our vertical markets for some time now. This new arrangement is simply the next logical step for us both.”
In a hastily assembled news conference at the newly christened “Jack Warner West Wing Press Dome,” Fleischer and Logan briefed members of the press on the specifics of the outsourcing agreement.
More details as they are revealed.