Jane Harman Hires Lanny Davis
by Josh Orton, Wed Apr 29, 2009 at 09:13:07 AM EDT
I believe this is called "sticking your landing" in gymnastics:
Rep. Jane Harman has hired lawyer Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky affair, as a media advisor, The Cable has learned.
The enlisting of the heavyweight help is the latest sign that the California Democrat intends to push back hard against what she sees as an attempt by current and former national security officials to damage her reputation by providing alleged excerpts from transcripts of her surveilled phone conversations to the press.
Just when you think the line between political parody and true reality can't get thinner, someone goes and hires Lanny Davis to speak on their behalf.
If you didn't catch it last night, Jon Stewart's recap of the Harmen story will be 5:28 of your time well-spent: