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…. Lawyered up

Roger Clemens has finally gone and lawyered himself up, bringing in top Washington lawyer Lanny A. Breuer, and we’ll soon see just how much his new power team is gonna change his strategy. So far, it’s been a public relations disaster, which was, of course, inevitable.

A group of reporters with little or no expertise or knowledge about a subject, all falling all over themselves to prove that they care about integrity, or the children, or the sanctity of competition, or the health of the players, or the law; it’s a recipe for disaster. Of course, being a top lawyer doesn’t mean you are from this planet:

Lanny J. Davis, another prominent Washington lawyer, who worked with Breuer as White House counsel for Clinton, said bringing in Breuer was an excellent decision by Hardin and Clemens.

“I can’t think of a better lawyer in Washington to represent Mr. Clemens or anybody that needs help in the Congress or in the public arena than Lanny Breuer.

…. he’s going to have a much tougher set of cross-examiners than Mike Wallace was that night, to say the least.” Davis added in reference to Clemens’s House committee hearing, scheduled for Feb. 13.

Yeah, right. A group of fearless leaders grandstanding thoughtlessly in front of a bunch of uninformed and lemming-esque reporters…. yeah, that’ll be tough. The only part that’s tough is having to listen to it. Oh, and having to realize that these people are running our country.


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