Attempting to capitalize on the ongoing Manafort furor, Levinson, a long-time DC lobbyist and hack, tells the credulous nincompoops who still read the Post op-ed page of her own experience making untold riches while working for this savage monster.
(Incidentally, after I published this story a few days ago Levinson contacted me to say that her op-ed was based on excerpts from her book, “Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President,” which was published 18 months ago. She told me I was in the book, which came as news to me. I’m guessing I was not favorably mentioned — see below — but we’ll see.)
Her Post piece begins:
Early in my career, I worked for Paul Manafort. He was strategic, canny, demanding and, it will surprise no one to learn after his 12-count indictment this week, played by his own rules, in an industry where you usually got away with it. I was young, wanted to do right by the world, and my boss lacked a moral compass. Working for him nearly broke my spirit.