Mitt Romney Apparently Can’t Read A Résumé

by evanmcmurry

Romney is job creating his campaign’s response to criticisms that he engaged in outsourcing at Bain Capital, hiring PR vet Michele Davis to craft the media strategy. Let’s meet Davis:

Michele Davis, currently with the D.C.-based Brunswick Group, has a long and colorful résumé Democrats are sure to seize on if and when she begins to publicly defend Romney’s work in private equity.

[…] Davis’s time in Washington has taken her from Capitol Hill, where she worked with then Speaker Newt Gingrich to craft the 1994 “Contract With America,” to Fannie Mae, where she worked as a “vice president for regulatory policy” during a period of time when regulators eventually reported that the mortgage financing giant had been engaged in “extensive financial fraud.”

After Fannie Mae, Davis joined up with then Treasury chief Hank Paulson just in time to help push through and defend the 2008 bank bailouts.

[…] Davis left Treasury after the 2008 elections to join the private Brunswick firm, where, AdAge explained, she took on yet another touchy cause: Defending BP as it tried in vein to staunch the flow of oil from its busted Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico.

It wasn’t the first time Davis had been tasked with quelling an angry public. In 2005, during the Iraq War, she was appointed deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and global outreach by the Bush White House. That role was to have its place within the administration’s working group called Team Charged With Winning Muslim Hearts And Minds.

The Contract With America, the housing bubble, the Iraq War, the bank bailouts, and the BP oil spill? Might as well throw Penn State on there for the win. The only way this could get better is if Romney lays her off in three months.

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