The media is speculating that Paula Deen has hired Judy Smith, the real life inspiration for Kerry Washington’s character on Scandal.
Obviously, Deen needs help managing her current publicity crisis that has led to cancellation of her Food Network contract and loss of her Smithfield endorsement. Deen has been scorned because of her admissions of using the N-word.
Smith is known as Washington’s ultimate fixer. She has managed crisis situations for Monica Lewinsky, General David Petraeus, Senator Larry Craig and Michael Vick.