Little (would-be) bugger Flanagan interned for Sen. Lamar Alexander, Rep. Mary Fallin
One of the four men arrested for allegedly trying to bug Mary Landrieu's office interned for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in 2007, according to his LinkedIn profile. The following year, Robert Flanagan worked as a paid intern for Republican Rep. Mary Fallin of OK. His duties included "brief[ing] legislative staff on issues of national security and international relations." In the summer of 2008, Flanagan volunteered for Chris Gorman's campaign in Shreveport, LA.
As you may have read, Robert's father, William, is an acting U.S. Attorney based in Shreveport.
Like his co-accused James O'Keefe, Stan Dai, and Joseph Basel, Flanagan appears to be a well-connected movement conservative.
I'm reposting Robert Flanagan's LinkedIn profile below the fold.
(Original reporting, please credit Lindsay Beyerstein.]
Robert Flanagan’s Summary
ROBERT J. FLANAGAN email@example.com
Missouri State University, Fairfax, Virginia (2008 – present)
Master of Science – Defense and Strategic Studies (GPA: 3.67)
Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (2004 – 2008)
Bachelor of Arts – International Studies
Paid Intern, Representative Mary Fallin (OK-5), Washington, DC (August 2008 – May 2009)
•Briefed legislative staff on issues of national security and international relations
•Drafted mail and electronic correspondence on behalf of Rep. Fallin
•Performed research projects for legislative staff, assisted with day-to-day constituent services, and helped manage Rep. Fallin’s front office
Campaign Volunteer, Chris Gorman for Congress, Shreveport, LA (Summer 2008)
•Assisted with implementation of voter recruiting campaigns
•Distributed media communications and represented candidate at campaign events, incorporating political and policy perspectives
Intern, Senator Lamar Alexander, Memphis, TN (August 2007 – December 2007)
•Responsible for general case research projects and basic constituent services
•Contributed to the planning and implementation stages of campaign fundraiser attended by President George W. Bush and other prominent political figures
Resident Assistant, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (August 2006 – May 2008)
•Responsible for the general acclimation of forty undergraduate students
•Organized social programs for undergraduates, mediated disputes between roommates, and served as primary liaison between campus officials and student body
Rhodes College Baseball, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (2004 –August 2008)
•Served as Team Captain (2008)
•Received All-American Honors (2007)
•All-Conference, All-South Region, and All-South Regional All-American (2006, 2007)
•“Pitcher of the Year” (SCAC Conference), “Tennessee Pitcher of the Year” (2006, 2007)
Robert Flanagan’s Specialties:
Related Coursework: Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control, International Security Affairs, Analysis of International Security Politics, Defense Policy Analysis: Congress and US National Security, International Terrorism and Security, Emerging Strategic Threats, Instruments of State Power, International Law
Robert Flanagan’s Experience
United States Senate
(Government Administration industry)
August 2007 — December 2007 (5 months)
Assisted with constituent inquiries. Performed case research. Helped to plan and implement fundraiser attended by President Bush.
Robert Flanagan’s Education
Missouri State University
MS , Defense and Strategic Studies , 2008 — 2009
BA , International Studies , 2004 — 2008
All-American baseball honors 2007
- Activities and Societies:
- Rhodes College baseball team. Resident Assistant. Recycling coordinator.