"Richard A. "Rich" Galen" (born 1946) is a columnist and Republican Party (United States)/Republican strategist and former press-secretary to Vice President of the United States/Vice President Dan Quayle and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives/Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Galen has frequently appeared as a guest on MSNBC as well as NBC, American Broadcasting Company/ABC, Fox News Channel/FOX, and CNN, including CNN's Larry King Live.

Galen is a graduate of Mountain High School in West Orange, New Jersey and Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. He served in both the New Jersey National Guard and the Ohio Army National Guard/Ohio National Guard. He and his wife, Susan, have one son named Reed.

In 2013, Galen was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case. His son Reed, director of scheduling for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, also signed the brief.

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I would be surprised to see the White House scaling back on anything. That would be an admission they are operating from a position of weakness.

I certainly hope this is as bad as it gets. I hope this is the nadir of the last three months.

I'm surprised it's not even worse, ... beginning to scratch their heads.

It just sounds like it was amateur hour.

He's learned that the election is over - and now he's free to acknowledge that course change doesn't necessarily mean a mistake.

Republicans are not so angry at the president that they want to vote for the other guy. They just stayed home.

You don't have to be a political genius to sniff the smell of blood in the water.

...If Forbes gets out of the race this week, it will make McCain's hill a bit steeper to climb in South Carolina.

Republicans regard Dean as one of their best secret weapons, I have yet to find a Democrat who, in private chatter, doesn't think he's a problem for them.