Bob Bennett Compares Embattled Wolfowitz to Duke Lacrosse Players

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has hired mega-lawyer and Bill Clinton's legal counsel Bob Bennett to defend him against allegations of misconduct at the World Bank.

Here is the zinger quote from the New York Times article by Steven Weisman on Bennett and Wolfowitz:

"I am very worried about the rush to judgment," Mr. Bennett said. "We just had a wonderful example of that in the Duke lacrosse case. I have reviewed the essential documents, and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Mr. Wolfowitz exercised good faith and that everything he did was in the best interests of the bank."

So now Wolfowitz has hired a flack to compare himself to the Duke lacrosse players?

This is just getting better by the day.

-- Steve Clemons publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note