How Not To Rebuild A Reputation

With his media blitz, Gary Condit may have managed to blow up what was left of his career

There might have been some way for Gary Condit to have made a bigger hash of his comeback tour last week, but it's hard to see how. If the Congressman was hoping to sound contrite about his relationship with missing intern Chandra Levy, he might have tried saying he was sorry. If his handlers wanted him to appear likable, he needed first to appear human. And if he was trying to appear unjustly accused, it would have helped not to accuse everyone else. An old trial lawyer's rule holds that a defendant can get away with calling one witness a liar....

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