Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More on the "centrism" of Lanny Davis

Glenn Greenwald has a written a post excoriating Lanny Davis for the sort of behavior that I criticized not to long ago. The whole thing is worth reading, but the essential point is summed aptly by Greenwald, here:

Lanny Davis is just a face that reflects the grime and sleaze that lies at the core of our political culture. But it's a rather vivid face for what is typically meant by Centrism (i.e., it's shrill and irresponsible to suggest there's anything fundamentally wrong with our political culture); Civility (it's rude and disrespectful to highlight the oozing conflicts of interests and paid whoredom which animate our leading political luminaries); and Bipartisanship (the same narrow set of corporate forces always prevail no matter which party is in "control" by constantly paying those who control those parties). As unpleasant as it is, that's why there's value in casting one's eyes on how Lanny Davis functions.

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