“Liberal Democrat” Lanny Davis gets skewered in the New York Times. A taste:
When advocates for poor women with infant children began to question if all the federally subsidized baby formula sold in the United States should include fatty acids known as DHA and ARA — which are supposed to make the formula more resemble breast milk — Mr. Davis was hired by Martek Biosciences, the Maryland-based company that makes the additives.
No one was arguing that these additives were dangerous, but there was debate as to whether they were effective.
Mr. Davis stepped in, sending around an e-mail on Capitol Hill claiming that the legislation that would have mandated more research on the additives was being pushed by “lactivists” who want to force women to continue breast-feeding. The provision was dropped.
Lanny also lobbied for the corrupt leaders of the Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea, because “[W]hat am I supposed to do if the leader of a country comes to me and says he wants to get right with the world, and get right with the United States?”