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Lanny

Jonah, good post about Lanny Davis earlier. I like Lanny. He is the definition of a happy warrior, and is definitely not a hater. But IF–who knows what really happened–this leak came from Berger’s camp it would be a classic operation acording to Davis rules. As Lanny wrote in his book, it is not the leak to be feared–since information will always come out–but timing that is not on your own terms. Here is how he wrote about the Clinton re-election fundraising scandal in his book:

“The trumping argument used by McCurry and me for doing these document dumps was directly out of the rules: that the hot documents were going to be leaked anyway, or worse, they would not be leaked, but would be released for the first time during nationally televised Senate and House campaign-finance hearings. Better that we put the story out ourselves, with plenty of opportunity to answer questions and to characterize the documents favorably, or at least accurately.”

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