Former Post film critic joins Obama administration
Former Washington Post film critic Desson Thomson will join the Obama administration and head to London as a speechwriter for Ambassador Louis Susman. Thomson confirmed the news in an e-mail on Tuesday.
Asked for his Oscar picks, Thomson said, "I like Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds the best myself, but I expect Avatar to win."
Thomson is one of at least 14 journalists to join the Obama administration, with virtually all of them serving in a communications capacity. Other reporters at national outlets are known to be considering similar roles.
Susman, a major Democratic Party donor, was nominated as ambassador to the Court of St. James's last spring.
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