Professional Beltway bile-sack Lanny Davis, in between shilling for Central American coup d'etats and helping Whole Foods CEO John Mackey achieve subject-verb agreement in anti-health care reform op-eds, has found the time for a new hobby: teaching Americans to be nicer to each other!
You see, here's how Davis's thought process goes: a Republican yelled "You lie!" at the president, but also, a millionaire rapper made a millionaire singer upset on a teevee show about millionaires receiving awards. Then, Serena Williams became the first tennis player in the history of the universe to ever get angry at a referee. Also, former President Jimmy Carter voiced concerns about racism, which is exactly the same as carrying a gun to a town hall meeting and painting Hitler mustaches on people. And all of that reminded him of the time that bloggers dared to object to the political chicanery of his shape-shifting friend Joe Lieberman, and that, America, was TOTAL McCarthyism! So, now, Lanny Davis has signed on as a backer of the Civility Project, and America will learn to be nice or he will make you regret it.
The whole thing requires you to take a "civility pledge":
I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior.
I will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them.
I will stand against incivility when I see it.
Presumably, exceptions will be made for people who want to start bizarre "spittle-filled shouting matches" at meetings of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee.
Can't We All Get Along With Lanny Davis' Clients? [The Awl]
Evil Lanny Davis Has Some Dandy New Thing To Make You 'Civil' [Wonkette]
PREVIOUSLY, on the HUFFINGTON POST:
Lanny Davis Loses His Cool On DNC Member