The Countertop Chronicles

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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Chris Lehane Strikes Back

When I first arrived in Washington I got into a pissing match with some folks up on the hill over false statements they were making concerning perchloroethelyne. I was ready to strike back, going after their jobs and making a public scene over a number of other issues when I was given some sage advice that He Who Shall Not Be Named can certainly appreciate.

If your going to take someone out, make sure you finish the job!

The point was that before I strike at someone and make their life hell, make sure I have what it takes to get the job done. The last thing in the world you want is to have attempted to take someone down, only to see them rise up on another occasion to kill you when you least expect it.

In that light, we have the intriguing story of Chris Lehane. As some of the more liberal corners of the blogsphere have pointed out, Mr. Lehane not only orchestrated the attacks that doomed Bill Bradley's Presidential bid in 2000, but he was also fired, most publicly and ungraciously, from that Liberal Masshole Twit's campaign in September. Of course, Lehane immediately went to work for Wesley Clark.

Now, Drudge is reporting that Lehane himself is behind the intern story.

CONRESSIONAL QUARTERLY'S CRAIG CRAWFORD SENDS TO ASSOCIATES IN E-MAIL: 'Drudge item on Kerry intern issue is something Chris Lehane (clark press secy) has shopped around for a long time -- it was one reason the Gore vetters in 2000 shied away from Kerry as a running mate choice -- their conclusion that it wasn't bad enough to disqualify him, except for the fact that they couldn't risk it as they were trying so hard to distance themselves from Clinton's personal failings (note: Lehane worked for Gore at the time -- and briefly advised Kerry during this campaign). The Kerry camp has long expected to deal with this, and have assured party leaders they can handle it.' Crawford reports that Lehane strenuously denies involvement.

Well John, all I can say is what goes around comes around.