If ABC News were to tap its senior White House corespondent Jake Tapper to host This Week (a choice favored by a plurality of those chiming int to this online poll), it would represent a step in the right director for network news. The strapping reporter is probably the best in his business, at least of our generation. He plays no favorites and asks tough questions of both sides, covering public figures warts and all, regardless of their political affiliation.
He would be a welcome replacement to the Clinton official who currently hosts the Sunday talk show. Via Julie Mason at the Washington Examiner‘s Beltway Confidential who offers:
Beltway Confidential’s partiality to ABC News’ Jake Tapper is no secret. He sticks up for his colleagues, sticks it to the man and is as fair and tough as you’d want in a White House correspondent. He’s also hot, but don’t worry about that right now. . . .
From Dartmouth ’91, Tapper went from cartoonist, to the City Paper (where he parlayed a blind date with Monica Lewinsky into a minor role in the Clinton saga) then covered Bush’s first campaign for Salon and eventually ended up as White House correspondent for ABC News — in line to host “This Week.” Totally weird, offbeat trajectory — but we dig it
Sorry, fellows, he likes the ladies, having wed Jennifer Marie Brown in 2006.