Johnson Staff memo on Senator Johnson's return
The Washington Post's blog "Capitol Briefing" had an interesting memo from Julianne Fischer posted several days ago. Check out what the Johnson spokesperson had to say about handling questions about his return:
From: Democratic Press Secretaries [mailto:REDACTED] On Behalf Of Fisher,Read the entire story here at the Washington post.
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 3:53 PM
Subject: Update from Senator Johnson's Office...
Hey, everyone - I thought I would touch base quickly from the Johnson office
to thank you all again for all of the support you have given Team Johnson. I
only wish I had a nickel for every time someone has asked us for a timeline
or a firm date for his return. He's receiving regular briefings from staff,
following the news, reading memos, etc. While I can assure you he would much
rather be here than where he is, we are still not releasing a date.
The Senator is doing great and making wonderful progress. You may soon be
seeing stories about some physical changes to Senator Johnson's DC office.
They are, in fact, widening some of the walkways in the suite, as well as,
making some changes to his personal office so that it better fits his needs
when he returns. This process will take several weeks, and he certainly will
not return before it is completed. Senator Johnson is still in in-patient
rehabilitation. He will eventually transition to out-patient status before
returning to work in the office.
I know many of your bosses have been asked by the media about his return. If
possible, we do ask that you talk to your bosses about creating timeframes
Senator Johnson CAN meet, rather than ones that just don't match what he
will be able to deliver.
Again - he's doing really well, but it simply takes time to recover. If
asked, he will return as soon as he can.
Thank you so much for the help. It's definitely appreciated. If you have any
questions, just drop me a line.