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What a lobbyist does: The Lanny Davis/Roger Goodell NFL edition
What a lobbyist does: The Lanny Davis/Roger Goodell NFL edition

Yes, the best defense is a good offense, but sometimes a bad defense is just a bad defense. Sometimes it even makes things worse. For an example, let's look at the defense mounted for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell by noted Washington lobbyist Lanny Davis. Davis went on CNN over the weekend, and on the network's website Wednesday, to defend Goodell against the hordes baying for his head. CNN specifies that Davis hasn't represented the NFL or Goodell himself, though he has represented the NFL's Washington Redskins in the controversy over the team's refusal to dump its manifestly racist moniker. That's a cause in which Goodell has supported team owner Dan...

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