Roberts Gets the Swift Boat Treatment

Deep in a Times piece published yesterday, we learn that Federalist Society president Eugene Meyer has hired a PR firm “to train [society] members and place them on television shows during the confirmation process.” Of course, in another example of the Federalist Society and the White House trying to conceal their relationship, Meyer won’t admit that his group is backing Roberts — no, he says he hired the group merely to help “educate the public on the role of judges and courts.”

“Given the general philosophical outlook, the chances are very good that they’ll support the nominee,” Meyer said. “But [supporting Roberts is] not the purpose.”

And which group did Meyer hire to help with this noble campaign to enlighten the public? Try Creative Response Concepts, the same firm that represented the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.