Lanny Davis, a former legal adviser to President Bill Clinton, is perhaps the single most obsequious bootlicker in the vast army of Clinton sycophants.
He’s already distinguished himself in this regard as the author of one of the most nauseating examples of groveling toadyism in the history of Washington, D.C. — a lengthy email (released by the State Department) in which Davis asked his “dear friend” Hillary Clinton to give a statement to a report writing an article about him for American Lawyer magazine:
The honest to goodness truth is, Aside from Carolyn, my four children, and my immediate family, I consider you to be the best friend and the best person I have met in my long life. You know that from the dedication and appreciation of you I have always felt and expressed to you over four decades. So that is why your comments would mean a lot to me, even if just a written statement.
Davis occasionally also emailed Hillary’s top aides to suggest ways he could help the campaign. For example, he wanted to form a “Sanders truth squad” to attack Bernie Sanders for being a dishonest socialist.
More than anything, Davis was desperate for a seat at the table, as Wikleaks now revails. In an August 2015 email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, he slavishly implores to be included in “at least one … crisis management” meeting to discuss Hillary’s email scandal. It is a thorough heartbreaking (and typo-ridden) piece of literature.
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“Can [I be] included in at least one meeting with you and senior manager in charge of crisis management re emails?” Davis wrote. “Someone needs to interface with lawyers — who I suspect may be influencing strategy? On my honor I give you my word I will not mention to anyone my involvement.”
After receiving no reply, Davis wrote back hours later to apologize for the typos.
This correspondence is amusing in light of other emails published by WikiLeaks, including one from March 2015, days after the email scandal broke, in which Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook complains to Podesta: “We gotta zap Lanny out of our universe.”
Davis had recently gone on television and suggested that Hillary should allow a review of the private emails on her hard drive, and Mook wasn’t too happy about it.
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