It seems like just yesterday that Lanny Davis was making the rounds of every news outlet that would have him, talking up Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House — and/or pushing the Reverend Wright story.
Not too long after, the former Clinton White House counsel popped up to do damage control for hawkish Democratic congresswoman Jane Harman over the AIPAC leak story.And now the hardest working conservative Democrat in show business has a new gig: lobbying against the Honduran leader recently deposed in a military coup.
The Hill reports that Davis has been hired by the Honduran branch of CEAL, the Latin American equivalent of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to urge US lawmakers to support, rather than oppose, the military removal of President Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’s democratically elected president.
Of course, thanks to his close ties to the current Secretary of State — who met with Zelaya yesterday — Davis could be particularly well placed for the job. But the Fox News contributor said he had no plans to set up a meeting between Clinton and the current and former Honduran government officials with whom he’s working.
Although last month Zelaya was taken from his bed by the military and forcibly removed from the country, Davis portrayed his work for the coup’s supporters as all about law and order:
Davis said the business group wants to restore order to Honduras, which has been in upheaval since the country’s military ousted Zelaya on June 28 after he tried to alter the constitution.
“This is about the rule of law. That is the only message we have,” Davis said, adding that Zelaya “was acting unconstitutionally and illegally” when he pushed for a voter referendum to change presidential term limits. The Central American nation’s other branches of government opposed his move, and his decision to ignore them led to his ouster.
Already, Davis has lined up meetings between Senate and House foreign relations committee aides and current and former high-level officials with the Honduran government
For by no means the first time, Davis finds himself lined up with Republicans, who have charged that, since the coup, the Obama administration has offered “one-sided support” to Zelaya, an ally of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
Hey, a guy has to make a living.