Lobbyist Lanny Davis Won't Say Who's Paying Him

Lanny Davis receives a royal smackdown from Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher on The Ed Schultz Show. Jane asks Lanny Davis who he's working for and asks whe

Lanny Davis receives a royal smackdown from Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher on The Ed Schultz Show. Jane asks Lanny Davis who he's working for and asks whether he'll personally benefit from the health care legislation and leaves Davis stammering and stuttering and never saying who is paying him. The best he can come back at her with is to criticize her for posting a picture of Joe Lieberman in blackface a few years ago.

Glenn Greenwald wrote a great piece on Lanny Davis a few months ago in case anyone needs a reminder of what a sleazebag Lanny Davis is--The Lanny Davis disease and America's health care debate:

Davis frequently injects himself into political disputes, masquerading as a "political analyst" and Democratic media pundit, yet is unmoored from any discernible political beliefs other than: "I agree with whoever pays me." It's genuinely difficult to recall any instance where he publicly defended someone who hadn't, at some point, hired and shuffled money to him. Yesterday, he published a new piece simultaneously in The Hill and Politico -- solemnly warning that extremists on the Far Left and Far Right are jointly destroying democracy with their conduct in the health care debate and urging "the vast center-left and center-right of this country to speak up and call them out equally" -- that vividly illustrates the limitless whoring behavior which shapes Washington generally and specifically drives virtually every word out of Lanny Davis' mouth.

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As Glenn points out in his piece at Salon, given the treatment Davis usually receives when he comes on television, seeing Jane call him out for where his bread is buttered was truly a thing of beauty. It doesn't happen often enough.

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