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Talking Points Memo: Fired Issa Aide Kurt Bardella Lands At Daily Caller


April 15, 2011- It didn't take long for Kurt Bardella, the once fast-rising spokesman for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa who was fired for sharing reporters' e-mails, to land back on his feet.

Bardella, who left his post with Issa early last month, will become the Daily Caller's new communications director.

"Kurt's talent, energy and experience will be an instrumental part of the Daily Caller's evolution from start-up to news staple," Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson said in a press release announcing the hire. "As we turn our focus towards covering the 2012 election cycle, Kurt is the first of many new hires we expect to announce in the near future."

In an ironic twist, the move almost represents a direct trade between Issa and the Daily Caller. Issa's new spokeswoman on the Oversight Committee, Becca Glover Watkins, previously worked as a spokeswoman for The Daily Caller, the same role Bardella will now hold himself.

"With the 2012 election cycle already taking shape, there are tremendous opportunities for the Daily Caller to continue to expand their brand and I look forward to working with them to do that," Bardella said in a statement.

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