Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Clinton Enemies List

Clinton Enemies List

NY Times writes that under the unity rhetoric, the Clintons aren't forgetting:
While Mrs. Clinton has a short list of people who disappointed her, Mr. Clinton, who reportedly has an encyclopedic memory of all the people he has helped, employed or appointed over the years, apparently has a far longer one, the campaign officials said.

The lists maintained by supporters tend to be less formal documents than spoken diatribes, with offenders’ names spat forth in rants, gripe sessions and post-mortems.

Several names and entities are common among various list makers. The lineup invariably begins with A-list members like Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico; Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the House Democratic whip; Gregory B. Craig, Mr. Clinton’s lawyer in his impeachment and trial; David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s chief strategist; Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri; and several Kennedys. Some members of the Democratic Party’s rules committee, the state of Iowa and the caucus system in general are also near the top.

It's nothing personal. It's strictly business.

A must read that names names.

More clips:

  • From last weekend: A Kos symposium on Why Clinton Lost. Well-thought and non-snarky; main points include poorly run campaign, the war, "she didn't channel supporter passion," going negative, and "the nutcracker."

  • Is this a Virginia thing? Like his predecessor George "Macaca" Allen, Sen. Jim Webb appears to have a Confederate thing. May not help him get on Obama's ticket...

  • Setting the bar underwater: Head of Republican Senate Campaign Committee says losing eight seats is a good year.
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