Press Strategy: Should Rep. Shimkus Say More?

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By Betsy Rothstein Comment

Over the weekend Christian LaBella (who might deserve to be fired for having such a douchey name) was arrested for allegedly scratching and possibly choking actress Lindsay Lohan, who attended this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Police later dropped the charges. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), who previously employed LaBella as an aide, has said the minimal comment a congressman can make in circumstances like these — “obviously the congressman does not condone his actions,” Shimkus said through a spokesman, Steve Tomaszeksi. But should Shimkus or his aides say more?

 

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