Ari Fleischer, center, presides over meeting of superstar political advisers tasked with saving the Redksins name.
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The Washington Redskins, fighting off campaigns to force them to change their team name, have hired not only comically sleazy Washington lawyer Lanny Davis but also consulted
an entire roster of Beltway super-villains. Dan Snyder’s approach to any problem is to throw vast sums of money at overrated big names whose best work is behind them, so it is fitting that he has compiled an all-star team of mendacious sleaze.
The roster includes Lanny Davis, hapless Clinton hanger-on wannabe and
adviser to dictators and crooks:
Lanny Davis, a supporter of U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios August 6, 2006 in Washington, DC. Davis discussed the upcoming Connecticut Democratic Senate primary and the future of the Democratic Party.
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Ari Fleischer, the face of credibility:
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer talks about the Presidents declining approval poll numbers in the Press Breifing Room of the White House 02 July, 2001 in Washington, DC. Fleischer also addressed the status of the President's governmental appointments.
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Frank Luntz, crafter of useless focus groups and a spinmeister so sickeningly dishonest he
even nauseates Frank Luntz:
Political consultant Frank Luntz attends the premiere and panel discussion of "Poliwood" during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on May 1, 2009 in New York City.
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And, perhaps most amazing, George Allen. Yes, an organization that’s fighting off allegations of racial insensitivity has decided to consult a man who was
remembered as a racist by his high school classmates, remembered as an even more blatant racist by his college classmates, voted against the Martin Luther King Holiday, had a confederate flag and a noose, and then finally lost his Senate seat for being caught on camera using a racial slur:
George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) following an announcement earlier today that Ryan will be Romney's vice presidential running mate on August 11, 2012 at the Harris Pavilion in Manassas, Virginia. Ryan, a seven term congressman, is Chairman of the House Budget Committee and provides a strong contrast to the Obama administration on fiscal policy.
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Who’s really good at fighting off accusations of racial insensitivity? George Allen! Yeah! That guy never loses!
Davis, Fleischer, Luntz and Allen — together they will join forces and
rule the galaxy take a lot of Daniel Snyder's money, and then eventually lose.