Saturday, August 25, 2007

Woodward and Woodward

Yesterday, we learned that Bridget Woodward--wife of Bangor Daily News Executive Editor Mark Woodward--is (or recently was) on the staff of Sen. Collins.

But further sleuthing here at Collins Watch has raised a question of equal, if not greater interest: Was Woodward himself Sen. Collins' press secretary in the mid-1990s?

Apparently so, according to an old column posted on the website of one-time Maine senate candidate Jean Hay Bright.

I have no reason to doubt Bright, but I've left a message on Woodward's voice mail, in an effort to confirm the details.

So, what role does Woodward have in formulating BDN's pro-Collins editorial stances? What, if any, disclosure does the paper provide readers about his past work for the junior senator? About his wife's current role in Collins' office?

If we hear back, we'll let you know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is true and it is a touchy subject with Mark Woodward. He gets very defensive at any mention of his friend and former boss. After all, the executive editor of the Bangor Daily News was previously Sen. Collins Chief of Staff.