Davis has a rich history of trying to be a “snake charmer” for people or companies under fire: Bill Clinton in the White House, Martha Stewart’s ImClone stock trading case, and Penn State in the aftermath of Jerry Sandusky.
More recently: Alex Rodriguez.
[Sidenote: Lanny Davis has a son sports fans are probably familiar with: Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated/CBS Sports.]
I highly suggest the Paul Farhi piece on Lanny Davis, which concludes with this:
As for Snyder and the Redskins, Davis says he’s both a fan and a professional adviser. He’s been attending home games since 1970 and says that he “proudly” sings “Hail to the Redskins.” “My advice to Dan Snyder [on the name issue] was simple: Speak,” he says. “Let people know what you think. His letter was the ultimate expression of that.”
My favorite phrase in the piece is when Farhi describes Snyder as a “billionaire Bonaparte.” That’s gold. [via Washington Post]
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