Jane is disappointed there is no Fitzmas news, so she reports on what she thinks is happening. Here's one insight.
The nomination of Viveca Novakâs husband to the FEC is nothing if not a giant âf**ck youâ to Fitz, and if it happened in say the Gotti organization it would definitely raise the eyebrows of a prosecutor. Itâs also a big âwhoâs your daddyâ moment for Viveca Novak, as she is probably out of a job and now the key defense witness for a man who is now going to be her husbandâs boss. Those who want to argue they nominated him purely on his merits with no notion of any larger implication? Please. This is Karl Rove weâre talking about here.
Viveca's husband is Robert D. Lenhard. His nomination was announced by the White House here. I also find the appointment curious, especially since Mr. Lenhard donated $1,000. to John Kerry in 2004. [Update: A commenter below points out that Lenhard was Harry Reid's choice to fill a Democratic slot on the FEC months ago, as reported last August in the Hill. It's Congressional leadership that picks the nominees, Bush just follows through with the appointment. So scratch that theory.]
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