Monday, June 16, 2008

Obama Hires Former Clinton Campaign Manager

The New York Observer reports, with some crass language, that Patti Solis Doyle will be the chief of staff to Obama's eventual VP nominee. Doyle, once Hillary Clinton's campaign manager was fired shortly after the abomination of Super Tuesday and reportedly there is very bad blood as a result.

Now Obama has hired Doyle. Okay, first, this is not uncommon an occurance, Obama has certainly hired former Edwards staffers and probably other Clinton staffers, so it is not all that shocking.

Second, Clinton supporters are mad about Doyle going to Obama's camp. Aren't these the same supporters who wanted her fired in the first place? Clinton and her supporters showed no loyalty to Doyle, why should she show them loyalty.

The episode points out one thing to me, the Clinton camp and supporters are the most vindicitve and petty group in politics and I for one am glad that they will be removed from the prominent public stage.

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