Lanny Davis, Unhinged


If there is a silver lining to this endless primary battle, it has been the public decomposition of Clinton apparatchik Lanny Davis. Davis, you may remember, was a big Bill Clinton defender during impeachment; he now spends his time blogging and spinning for Senator Clinton's campaign. If you missed his classic CNN breakdown, it's here.

Now, via Andrew, I see that Lanny has published what even for him must count as a pathetic attack on Obama. Portentously titled "Four Things the Obama Camp Couldn't Resist Doing to Anger Clinton Supporters," the post is even more unhinged than we have come to expect. Here's #1:

Couldn't resist waiting one day after Sen. Clinton won West Virginia by 41 points to announce John Edwards endorsement.

Eh? This decision was somehow nefarious? Moving on:

Couldn't resist waiting to win majority of all delegates to announce Jim Johnson as VP search committee head -- the first candidate in my memory ever to do so while his chief opponent is still fighting for nomination -- and winning in last primary in crucial border state by 36 points (Kentucky). What's the rush? Obama wouldn't confirm or deny the that Mr. Johnson has been appointed to head the VP search effort. That makes many Clinton supporters feel uneasy about Senator Obama.

I'm not even sure what Davis' point is here, but it does at least put on display the more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger style that he likes to alternate with his generally angry disposition. Finally:

Couldn't resist listing Bill Richardson as under consideration for Veep - the one Red Flag name that infuriates even moderate Clinton supporters the most -- not because he chose to endorse Sen. Obama, but the way he did it, i.e., his inability to avoid making negative comments about Sen. Clinton while doing so -- another person who sometimes can't resist the temptation of not being gracious when he should be, a great disappointment to many of his former close friends from the Clinton camp and which will not be forgotten.

Sic. Anyway, farewell Lanny: We hardly knew ye.