By now, you’ve heard about Patrick Kennedy’s "run-in" with the law.
This has now become a case study in how to handle negative information.
Over at his blog, Dan Flynn’s analysis is that Kennedy is borrowing Bill Clinton’s strategy for handling negative information …
"Patrick Kennedy is taking a page out of the playbook of Jimmy Swaggart, Bill Clinton, Dan White, and yes, his father (Remember: ‘When I fully realized what had happened this morning, I immediately contacted the police’?). Pat Kennedy postures as not the beneficiary of favorable treatment, but rather a victim. ‘I struggle every day with this disease,’ the representative claimed. A disease that make you lie? A disease that makes you obstruct justice?"