Mitt Romney has been through a lot. He’s been hounded by the press and his regular life schedule has been interrupted by this whole running for president thing. He can’t even discuss his Success® anymore. And like Tony Hayward, Mitt wants his life back.
To that end, he has hired a former aid to Hank Paulson and BP spokesperson to rehabilitate his image.
Michele Davis, a former top aide to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, has told colleagues that she will join the Romney campaign to lead a vigorous effort to defend his career in the private sector, a source told BuzzFeed Wednesday.
Davis is currently a partner at the Brunswick Group in Washington, D.C., a corporate public relations and strategy firm, where she was reportedly the firm’s lead — alongside then-Brunswick executive Hilary Rosen — in managing the oil company BP’s public relations effort in the wake of a giant Gulf of Mexico oil spill. [...]
But Davis will also bring some very high-profile baggage to Romney’s campaign. She arrived at Treasury from Fannie Mae, the giant, government-backed firm that backs a large share of the nations mortgages. She was vice president for regulatory policy at Fannie Mae from 2002 to 2006, and is listed as a registered lobbyist for the troubled and controversial entity — which made a practice of keeping a bipartisan squad of Washington insiders on payroll — in 2004.
One of Paulson’s top aides, who was also a spokesperson for BP and a lobbyist for Fannie Mae, is going to rehab Romney’s image as a shady business man?
Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs and Treasury Secretary, stood in front of congress and presented them with a 3 page bailout bill which read in part “Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.”
And I doubt I need to remind you or anyone else what took place between 2002 and 2006 at Fannie Mae. And Davis was the vice president for regulatory policy.
This person is going to make Americans feel better about Bain Capital?
This must be an elaborate hoax perpetrated by OFA. Team Romney couldn’t possibly think this will help, could they?