In the wake of the uprisings and public relations shit-show taking place in Baltimore, the city has reportedly hired “crisis consultant” Judy Smith, the woman on whose life the hit show Scandal is based.
No one needs more help than Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has enraged everyone across the board with how she has handled the situation.
Smith, on whom Kerry Washington’s ABC show character “Olivia Pope” is based, is no stranger to “fixing” how the world sees city politicians. She’s worked with former Washington Mayor Marion Barry following a drug scandal, ex-Senator Larry Craig after a sex scandal and Paula Deen when the world discovered that behind all of her cakes and treats was a healthy dose of racism.
But it may take more than Smith, who is seen as a miracle worker, to turn the image of Rawlings-Blake around. Because you know once the Black folks are mad at you, it’s pretty much a wrap.
Good luck with that, though.