According to her BPC bio, Tallent has worked as a policy aide on immigration and energy issues to Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). She has served as chief of staff for McCain's office and senior policy adviser to his 2008 presidential campaign.
According to the link from Harey Kronberg's Quorum Report, Boehner is pushing for amnesty, weeks after saying it wasn't going to happen.The hire is likely to spark speculation about Boehner's plans with regard to immigration reform, which passed the Democratic-led Senate earlier this year but has stalled in the Republican-led House.
An aggressive timeline for passing comprehensive immigration reform may become a reality based on two significant developments on Capitol Hill.
So, Obama and Reid can slap the Republicans in the Senate around like a battered wife and yet RINOs like the drunk Boehner in the House and the Senate RINO eunuch McConnell keep trying to appease these liberal bullies by passing their legislation so they won't get smacked around again.One of them is that House Speaker John Boehner has hired an Immigration Policy Director who has deep experience in overhaul efforts. The other is that in recent weeks, various Texas business interests have told Quorum Report that Boehner has been telling them that he will start holding immigration votes not long after the filing deadline has passed. This, of course, runs counter to conventional wisdom that says immigration votes in the House will have to wait until 2014
Time to get on the phone and shut DC down.