Revolving door, meet revolving door.
So Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) has lawyered up. No surprise there - when you're under federal investigation, you get yourself a lawyer. But it was a sterling choice.
His lead lawyer is Robert Bonner
, a man with a long, impressive CV -- featuring one clincher: Bonner used to run the U.S. Attorney's Office that's now investigating Lewis.
Who better to handle an investigation concerning the revolving door between Lewis' office and that of his lobbyist pal Bill Lowery than a man who's switched sides himself?
Bonner headed up the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California from 1984 through 1989 before he went on to serve as a judge in that district. That same office is conducting the investigation of Lewis.
Other highlights from Bonner's resume: he's fresh off a stint as the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the Department of Homeland Security, which he left in December, 2005. And way back in the early 90's, he was the DEA's drug czar under George H.W. Bush. So he's what you might call a heavy hitter.
He also has some experience with high-profile clients. Way back when, he represented Hollywood madame Heidi Fleiss, who has, N.B., been working on building a whorehouse in Nevada that's a replica of the White House.