Everybody Likes a Shipwreck

Reviewed by Paul Statt ’78

[Politics] “Terrible Disaster” is the name of a game my favorite 4-year-olds play. With couch cushions, throw pillows, the dog’s bed and anything else that’s soft and safe, Claire and Abby build a fairytale castle or pirate ship on the living-room carpet.

Christopher S. Lehane ’90


The alumni of Amherst College elected Christopher S. Lehane ’90 to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees starting in 2008. He is a founding partner of the San Francisco-based public relations firm Fabiani and Lehane and has advised corporations, entertainers, professional athletes and politicians in finances, communications, government affairs and the law. He has also worked on several political campaigns, including the U.S. Presidential campaigns in 1992 and 2000. Between these two campaigns, he was special assistant counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1997 and then press secretary to Vice President Al Gore from 1997 to 2000.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in history from Amherst, Lehane holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

The 2008 Presidential Campaign: What to Look For and Beyond

On Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, Christopher Lehane '90 offered an insider's look at the last 10 days of the campaign. His Family Weekend talk discussed what to look for and what to expect as the campaigns come to a close. Lehane, an Amherst College Trustee, is partner at Fabiani and Lehane, a strategic communications firm. He also is a Democratic political consultant and a former spokesperson for President Clinton and Vice President Gore.