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Robin Smith to Work With a Democrat!

In a sign that the apocalypse could occur on schedule this December, the Chattanooga TFP says, Republican Robin Smith and Democrat Albert Waterhouse have together formed a new consulting agency, SmithWaterhouse Strategies.
Smith, a Republican strategist (and former state Republican chairman) who mounted an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 2010, will maintain her focus on project management, while Waterhouse — a staunch Democrat and well-known political consultant — will continue his work in public relations and crisis management.
The difference is that now, they’ll be working toward the same goals.
“Regardless of how we feel personally, you cannot get things done without bringing all options to the table,” Waterhouse said.
Smith agreed with her political opponent.
“Congress should take heart if two partisan nemeses in Chattanooga can come together,” she said Tuesday.

TN Public Relations Executive for Romney

Darrell Akins, chairman and partner of the PR firm Akins Crisp Public Strategies (who serrved as state commissioner of personnel when Lamar Alexander was governor), promotes Mitt Romney for president in an Oak Ridger article.
Akins, who met Romney four years ago, said he recently had a discussion with the former governor about the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor and its efforts to link science and technology assets in Oak Ridge to those in Huntsville, Ala.
“He was drawing comparisons between that and what he did as governor of Massachusetts in linking the technology assets in that state.
“Somebody who has that type of understanding and appreciation of what is important to us here in East Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley …. that’s a great deal of the appeal that I have for him,” Akins explained. “He’s very articulate and well spoken. He’s got a great skill set, I think, to be a terrific president.”