Notes from The Note
The royal “we” liked this in The Note, regarding last night’s debate in California between Davis & Simon.:
One of the most fun political junkies have is learning who is playing the role of the “opponent” in debate prep.
From sources familiar with the Davis campaign: The Note has learned that former Gore press secretary and Democratic consultant Chris Lehane played the Bill Simon role in the Gray Davis debate preparation that took place over the weekend.
According to insiders, during several lengthy preparation sessions, Lehane adopted a “pit-bull approach” in the mock debates.
When asked to comment, Lehane only would say for attribution, “I did my best to get into the Simon character by visiting a gun show, seeking an accountants advice on off-shore tax havens and limiting my speech to monosyllabic words. I wasn’t perfect, but â€¦