Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

Nick can also be found on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=740817853




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Some free advice for Robert Gibbs*

My two cents on the Gibbs-Santelli spat over President Obama's housing plan: game, set, match Santelli.

I know Gibbs is new on the job as the President's Press Secretary, and I think he's been doing a pretty good job at it, but he should know better than to engage in a tit-for-tat with a prominent broadcast journalist.

What's the old adage:  don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.  All he's done is further make Santelli a martyr celebrity, and in the process has gotten the White House off message

I'm sure Gibbs will learn from it.  And I'm sure Santelli will keep egging him on with his anti-handout stimulus diatribes.  It's entertaining, if nothing else, but ultimately unproductive for the White House. 

* Actually that wasn't free. I demand some bailout dough for this advice. 

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Gibbs sounded a little like Nancy Pelosi. Shrill and Scary

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Maslansky

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