Romney’s New Bain Troubleshooter Is Ex-BP Publicist/Fannie Mae Lobbyist/Iraq War StrategistSubmitted by go213mph on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:04
Mitt Romney has tapped a leading public relations expert with a long resume of controversial work to help deflect attack ads targeting the Republican candidate’s years at Bain Capital.
Michele Davis, currently a partner at the Brunswick Group, worked on Capitol Hill in the early 1990s, where she helped Newt Gingrich craft the 1994 “Contract With America.”
She later took a position at Fannie Mae and held an executive position at a time when the mortgage giant engaged in “extensive financial fraud,” according to ABC News.
During the administration of George W. Bush, Davis served as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and global outreach. In this role she helped craft the White House’s strategy for winning the “hearts and minds” of Muslims following the invasion of Iraq.