“Mrs. Clinton is neither close to nor terribly fond of Mr. Edwards.”
— An aide to Sen. Hillary Clinton, quoted by the New York Times, explaining why her campaign would never cooperate with John Edwards’ campaign to exclude long shot candidates from debates.
Hat tip to Political Wire
First I’m reasonably sure that whoever the ‘aide’ is that gave that quote to the NYT is currently unemployed.
The ability to get in an opponents face, while continuing to look reasonable, is an art. This is as ‘unartful’ as it gets. While it may or may not be true, it is exactly the type of comment that helps form the patented ‘Democratic Circular Firing Squad’. It is unnecessary and unneeded.
That aide that went too far. I sincerely hope they are unemployed. I’d like to know their name just to make sure I never hire them. Personally, I’d still have them locked in a room being forced to listen to non-stop recordings of 4th grade music recitals….for a looooooong time.