I am convinced Lehane was the person who "leaked" (and possibly found) the Bush DUI information in 2000.
He and Ben Chao are the lowest of the low.
... So the leaking of the story to the press dovetails EXACTLY with Wilson's joining the Kerry campaign. Keep in mind, it was more than a year since his trip before he went to the media, or at least until anyone wrote about it.
Don't forget, Chris Lehane is the one who ginned up a fake story during the 2000 campaign about an RNC ad using a subliminal message of "RATS" and got the New York Times to run it on the front page. He got the Bush DUI story held until five days before the 2000 election. He thought he had nailed Rove and Bush then. He was the source of the slime campaign against Katherine Harris during the Florida recount.
Lehane was later fired by the Kerry campaign in the fall of 2003. I'm still wondering why. It was around the time this Boston Globe story appeared, which was very embarrassing to Kerry and hurt Wilson's credibility. Perhaps Lehane failed to prevent the Globe from running this story, or perhaps some higher-ups realized this whole Wilson thing might be blowing up in their faces and that Lehane had once again sold them a bill of goods about a surefire plan to nail Karl Rove and bring down Bush.
Lehane was one of those slimy guys that nobody wanted to have working for their opponents, but knew they would end up smelling if he were on their side for long. He later hooked up with Wesley Clark's campaign and immediately leaked to Drudge that Kerry was an adulterer. Clark eventually fired him too.
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Leaked, maybe, but I doubt if the DUI story had to be "found." Courthouse pols have some of the longest memories known to man. A lot of them are political obsessives whose talents didn't take them beyond local wardheeling. In a county where not much of note has happened in 200 years, you can bet your booties some of them would remember the son of a prominent family getting a DUI. You never outrun that kind of stuff in a small town.
I am still interested in this story, however, because I have trouble buying the idea that MADD marched in and sought the unsealing of old records just as a coincidence. My supposition is that a dem courthouse pol recalled the story, passed it up the chain, and the move to open the records was the result. But I've never seen this analyzed and confirmed. Does anyone here have the background?