Remember Lanny Davis? He was the “Democrat” you could regularly count on during the Democratic primaries to say something amazingly stupid in defense of then-Senator Clinton. Well, Lanny’s back again, fretting over conservative nonsense on Judge Sotomayor’s controversy-free statement about bringing her background to the table in helping to make her decisions.
“She misspoke,” said Lanny Davis, a White House lawyer and spokesman for President Bill Clinton. “Every day that goes by that they don’t say she misspoke and she used the wrong words … they just feed it and give it life and give Rush [Limbaugh] and [Sean] Hannity more airtime unnecessarily.”
What Lanny, and also Chris Lehane who is also quoted in the piece, just doesn’t get is that the era of the Democratic party that jumped when the increasingly irrelevant noise machine says “jump” is over – it died in the wreckage of the Kerry and Clinton campaigns. Davis, and a few straggling liberals think that what is said on Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and talk radio actually matters to non-insane people.