Master Of Disaster

Ex-Clinton, ex-Gore, ex-Kerry, and current Michael Moore spin creep Chris Lehane was just on John Gibson’s Fox News show, trying desperately to distract attention away from TrouserGate. Gibson and guest Victoria Toensing tore him to shreds; Lehane didn’t answer a single question, he just rattled off a set of rather nasty talking points with a Joker-worthy fixed grin.

And he looked absolutely terrified.

UPDATE: Gibson nearly silenced Lehane with the exclaimation, “Socks?!?” Lehane eventually claimed that the bit about Berger stuffing documents in his socks was bogus, and “only being reported by Fox.”

Guess he didn’t look around all that hard. Or he was just lying. Take your pick…

BAD JOKE UPDATE: Just heard on a Fox teaser: “Tonight at nine: the FBI grills Berger!”

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26 Responses to “Master Of Disaster”

  1. Jay Reding Says:

    I always did think that Lehane looked like the Democratic version of Gollum… I always half expect him to crawl around the set talking about those “filthy nasty Republicansess…”

    How in God’s name anyone that devilish-looking ended up as a PR flack is beyond me…

  2. Gonzo Says:

    Yeah, I just saw that segment, too, actually while I was reading the Star Wars Pants anthology.

    I think I laughed hardest at the anthology, but it was close.

  3. MarkD Says:

    Well he could have right about only Fox reporting it (and with the NY times burying it as badly as he practically is), but that wouldn’t be proof that it wasn’t serious it would be proof that mainstream media is not only left wing biased, but so irretrivably biased that it jeopardizes the country.

  4. Anticipatory Retaliation Says:

    Berger Bust

    Since everyone else is doing it, I’ll shoot forth my two cents worth on the Berger Bust. For those of you who are getting up to speed, I’d recommend Vodkapundit ( here, here, here, here, here, here) for a fairly…

  5. Barry D Says:

    Bad joke #2.

    Q: What did Berger put in his socks?
    A: Just the footnotes.

  6. HoustonF Says:

    Lehane may be the single worst person to speak on your behalf in the whole kingdom of talking heads. His interview with Chris Matthews as a flack for Wesley Clark during the Dem primaries is legendary in the annals of weaseldom. I’ve never seen Matthews look like he just wanted to punch one his guests right in the nose, but he might have done it to Lehane had he been in the studio. I’ve only seen him on Fox lately, they probably want to put him on as much as possible to put a bad face on the Dems.

  7. Tim Says:

    Yeah! Re-Elect Bush – Buy Chris Lahane Airtime!

  8. amy Says:

    Here is the portion from the Fox report in question…

    “…Berger and his lawyer said Monday night he knowingly removed the handwritten notes by placing them in his jacket, pants and socks, and also inadvertently took copies of actual classified documents in a leather portfolio.”

    Reported this way seems to suggest that Berger and Berger lawyer confirmed this, No?

    credits for this report are from 3 Fox reporters and Associated Press.

    So unless Fox is wrong in attributing the confirmation to Berger and Berger lawyer, I’m not sure where LaHane and Lockhart are coming from. Lockhart challenged a Govt’ official with this so….what is the story.

  9. Lynxx Pherrett Says:

    It’s Socks, not socks. Berger fed the missing documents to Clinton’s cat.

    Seriously, I think Fox made a mistake. The earlier reports (AP?) said that Berger and his lawyer admitted he put the notes in his jacket and pants (presumably the pockets). A later report included an accusation supposedly by somebody at the archives that he had possibly shoved stuff into his socks. Fox seems to have run the three together–adding socks to the jacket and pants that Berger admitted to.

  10. exvigilare Says:

    What did Berger put in his socks?

    Just the footnotes. (found in the comments at Vodkapundit)…

  11. G.Gilbertson Says:

    The strange thing to me is what in the heck was Berger doing anywhere near John Kerry? Insiders had to know about this investigation… Clinton sent Berger to the archives… Clinton had to know about this… Why didn’t he tell Kerry to steer clear of Berger while this was “sorted out”? Oh… Wait… I just figured that one out for myself. *smiles*

  12. Ben Says:

    For an NSA to mishandle classified material in such a obviously stupid and irresponsible fashion, (“I returned everything, which I was not supposed to have anyway, except that which I threw away.”) is just unbelievable. It shows why we have problems in the intel community. For 8 years these guys simply were not serious about it at all.

    Mistake??? How stupid do you have to be to make such a mistake? How stupid do you have to be to hire someone so “accident prone” as you NSA advisor? This is not good for the Dems.

    And they had better stop whining about it real quick, or else folks are going to think Dems cannot be trusted with national security.

  13. Duane Says:

    I think that Clinton did not tell the Kerry camp about the Berger incident to ensure Hillary does not have to compete with an incumbant Kerry in 2008.

  14. Duane Says:

    I think that Clinton did not tell the Kerry camp about the Berger incident to ensure Hillary does not have to compete with an incumbant Kerry in 2008.

    And he is probably the one who leaked the investigation too. Just before the Democraft Convention!

  15. Frank O'Gara Says:

    Just Wondering; When Berger was National Security Advisor did he use an in-house laundry service or did he send his clothes out?

    Is Lehane, for old times’ sake, just trying to set up the rebuttal, “It’s all about socks”?

  16. Daniel Says:

    “How in God’s name anyone that devilish-looking ended up as a PR flack is beyond me…”

    Look at Carville – the alien preying mantis – Clinton seemed to be attracted to these strange looking characters. Especially if they could lie well on there employer’s behalf.

  17. Overtaken by Events Says:

    Par for the Course

    Only Bill Clinton would find the theft and subsequent loss of sensitive classified material amusing. Or maybe he’s just laughing…

  18. Overtaken by Events Says:

    Par for the Course

    Only Bill Clinton would find the theft and subsequent loss of sensitive classified material amusing. Or maybe he’s just laughing…

  19. Overtaken by Events Says:

    Par for the Course

    Only Bill Clinton would find the theft and subsequent loss of sensitive classified material amusing. Or maybe he’s just laughing…

  20. LeatherPenguin Blog Says:

    Another Bullet in the Old Grey Lady’s Ass

    Actually, this might end more like a shotgun blast. Thanks to bloggers, the media’s response to Trousergate (first coined in the blogosphere) is under a level of scrutiny like no…

  21. LeatherPenguin Blog Says:

    Another Bullet in the Old Grey Lady’s Ass

    Actually, this might end more like a shotgun blast. Thanks to bloggers, the media’s response to Trousergate (first coined in the blogosphere) is under a level of scrutiny like no…

  22. Carstairs Says:

    When you’ve already admitted taking documents out in your pants and jacket, do the socks really matter? On either side of the arguement. That’s completely avoiding the issue.

  23. Jim Says:

    Personally I think this is a prank. Look at the picture on Drudge. Unless that’s an old picture reworked they are cracking up about the “theft”.
    Clinton thinks he’s golden, nobody can touch him. Look at all the c**p he did during his 4 years and he got away with it and his approval ratings at the end were pretty good.
    Clinton’s rope-a-dope.

  24. Paul Smatatos Says:

    Pfft. Once the country sees what Bush ignored about 9/11, this whole thing will be forgotten. Enjoy your last few months in power.

  25. M. Simon Says:

    Wait a minute. Is this the start of a new game?

    Socks, pants, jacket?

    Has any one told Saddam?

  26. nitronora Says:

    Posters who are commenting on the procedural aspects of handling top secret stuff might want to choke down a visit to the Corner (NRO) and read some emails from document security professionals. Makes Berger look pretty bad & the Archives people look like they gave him the maximum benefit of the doubt before busting him.
    Nitro Nora

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