Building off of Rhee's starring role in Waiting For Superman is super-flack Anita Dunn and her well-connected SKDKnickerbocker (the D stands for Dunn) firm. Look for Dunn to pitch Rhee as the dynamic school reformer who fell victim to the power of a demonic teachers union and all those self-serving black D.C. voters who gave her and ex-Mayor Fenty the boot.
Dunn, was part of Pres. Obama's inner circle until she was unceremoniously fired in order to appease liberal-hunting attacks by right-wing conservatives and the FOX network. She left the administration quietly and then re-joined her SKD firm. She drew the assignment of doing damage control for Rhee, saving her from a few of her many missteps. Like the time Rhee touched off a four-day furor after she told a local magazine that an unspecified number of the 266 District public school teachers she had fired had "had sex with students."
The firm also has close ties to Rhee's patrons like Gates and Broad foundations. According to their website,
"We helped Bill Gates tell the Microsoft story when he was under assault by the Justice Department."They've run political campaigns for the likes of Michael Bloomberg in N.Y, Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, and other centrist and Blue Dog Democrats.
But Michelle Rhee may turn out to be their hottest client since the president.