Breaking: Fault Lines Showing In Clinton Camp

13 12 2007

Based on two sources I spoke with today, the word inside the Clinton camp is that Mark Penn is increasingly seen as too “politically mechanical” and there is a serious internal sense that Iowa is going to be lost if Penn’s old-time strategy is followed to the end. Apparently [as reported by Glenn Thrush in Newsday this morning] Penn is poll and focus group-driven and is watering down what little authenticity she has left at a time when Obama is surging. This, while Penn and his team are simultaneously doing back-channel dirty work – such as the drug-hit Shaheen came out with yesterday – that some staffers feel is doing them more harm than good by making them look desperate.

Others from the former President’s cadre of advisers are encouraging the Senator to be less cautious and more spontaneous.

I’m told that Penn is suspected of privately encouraging Billy Shaheen [who has resigned as I write this] to make the “drug” comments that Shaheen and Senator Clinton have now apologized for. While chief strategist Wolfson said that it was not “authorized” by the campaign, another source tells me it was indeed seeded by senior campaign personnel.

I also know that no one I talked with wants Mark Penn as “a face” of the campaign. “I think many of us here are growing increasingly uncomfortable with him and his approach,” says one, while conceding that he does, at the moment, seem to have the confidence of the Senator.

Additionally problematic for the camp, says one, is that it provides a big opening for questions about Hillary Clinton’s recreational drug use. Not that this should matter, but unfortunately it looks like it’s going to get some mileage.

I guess the question now is – does Penn last? Is this just a bump or are the wheels coming off?

My money is currently on a Clinton loss in Iowa and big trouble in New Hampshire – where the Shaheen/Clinton relationship, which was supposed to provide major strategic advantage – may now be a liability.

EDIT: Just as I published this blurb, Mark Penn went on Hardball and said,

“The issue related to cocaine use is not something the campaign is in any way raising.”

I see, scumbag.

4 responses to “Breaking: Fault Lines Showing In Clinton Camp”
13 12 2007
Robert (16:07:41) :

And just tonight on Matthews’ show, Penn mentions Obama and “cocaine” twice. Totally irresponsible and not helping Clinton at all.

4 04 2009
don (22:43:01) :

You have been taught to trust those who resemble the trustable charactors on your TV. Tell me what color your hair is, how tall you are, And what type of toothpaste you use and I can probably come pretty close to telling you would you (as an AMERICAN) WOULD do in an emergency you had NO control over. Mau did with comic books. We used TV. If half the sex, half the crime, half the diviancy portrayed on tv were close to what the numberes in real life were, we would have long ago been smashed like a bug. But because of your need, your lust and desire for TV, the numbers and the filth are slowly becoming a reality. I guesse it all depends on what you consider “IT” to actually mean. A dress with semen on it?
A meathead that refussed to say he did “IT'? tHE whole world must believe we are the most unsanitary place in the universe. And we put the back in the realms of power, over, and over, and over. And their light weights compared to some of the others who have raped our country for years and fed us just exactly what we wanted to hear. Steal a little money, and act like war is inevitable. Steal a Lot and let your friends in on it, and START a war with somebodY. OUR pie has been eaten. They sat right in front of us and ate it, as if it was theirs. The same way we bought into letting a pervert stay in the presidential office and trick us all into thinking that there were two differant ways to explain adultry. 'We sat and ate it up. Why? could it be that the TV has done it's job well, and we feel a kinship with what THEY do?? I don't. There are cars that get over 90 mpg. THEIR BuDIES BUY UP THE PATENTS OR TIE THEM UP IN COURT FOR YEARS, AND WE NEVER SEE THEM. If you watch a man long enough, you begin to become some of the foulness of that man. There is a man who promiced to do something about all of this. He'll be coming back this way soon. He said )(amoung many other things) that He was coming back to destroy those who destroye the earth. Every one should know You are coming back soon my Lord Jesus. Not even a blind person can miss an elephant in is tub. You have been helpless to stop what has happened because you have not known Him from the depths of your heart. Don't listen only to your preachers. Read and think for yourself. This world and all its filth is going to vanish soon. Why make that one last mistake and follow the fools (forgive me Lord) who brought you to the end of the world?? At leas think about going to someplace beautiful when you leave here. I leave you with this one thought. TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, IT WAS TOLD HOW THE END WOULD COME IN THE WRITINGS OF THE LORDS HOLY SPIRIT. THIS ONE THING IN REVELATIONS SHOULD AT LEAST MAKE US THINK. FOUR HORSEMEN WILL BE LOOSED ON THE EARTH. ONE OF THEM, IT SAYS, WILL KILL MANY OF THE EARTHS INHABATENTS. hOW WILL HE DO IT. IT SAY'S HE WILL KILL THEM BY “WAR” BY “THE BEASTS OF THE FIELDS” BY “FAMINE (sTARVING TO DEATH), AND THE LAST WAY MENTIONED IS BY DEATH. wAR COVERS “ALL” MANNER OF DEATH IMPOSSED UPON A PERSON BY ANOTHER. hUNGER (lORD HELP US), IS SELF EXPLANITORY. AND THE BEASTS OF THE FIELDS COVERS EVERY THING FROM BEING ATTACKED BY A BEAR TO GETTING A DESEASE PREEMINENTLY MENT FOR OTHER ANIMALS OF ITS OWN KIND, THAT AS ALL OF US KNOW NOW, IS KILLING MILLIONS WITH AIDS, MAD COW DESEASE, BIRD FLUE (ALMOST REACHED POINT OF WORLD PENDEMIC), AND SO MANY MORE THAT ARE HERE NOW AND YET TO BE DISCOVERED. but killing by “DEATH”! hOW DO YOU KILL SOME ONE WITH DEATH??? yOU CAN NOT DEATH SOMEONE TO DEATH. tHEY WOULD HAVE TO BE DEAD BEFORE YOU STARTED? bUT THESE WOULD-=BE WISE MEN, TELL US WE ARE NOT ALIVE UNTILL WE REACH A CERTAIN STAGE IN MOM'S WOMB. GOD SAYS HE “knew) us before he formed us in our mothers womb. before he took us up from the EARTH and made us a living being. So when a child is terminated for any reason, God already knows his/her name. He picked them out of all the creation and with seed and egg, He made a “being”. Science can not answer this. There is only one answer for the killing of man by death. IT IS “ABORTION”. aND yes, I am a christian. I have not always been so. There were times when i was a person who wanted to be a glorious TV clone, powerfull or rich of overly indulgent. And I liked it at the time, but glory in the tears I shed for the hurt I caused in those days. Even while I was doing good for others, I later found that I had an alterior motive. Sometimes just so I could say (like they do on TV) that people were ungratefull and it did not matter how you thought on them. we were here to please one another and not much more. That is except for being a beating post for others and like wise. Not now. Still get beat, but have never lost the LOVE that now resides in my heart for He who uses me for Good THINGS., tHAT'S IT FOR NOW. HOPE TO RUN INTO SOME OF YOU IN PARADICE. tHE BEAUTY OF THIS WORLD IS ONLY A “FORE SHADOW” of what is waiting for us. God bless those of you who look into what I have said. And yes, this can count as a book report homework obigation., May the Lord lead each and every person who reads this to Him. Even if it is only one. don….

5 04 2009
don (01:43:01) :

You have been taught to trust those who resemble the trustable charactors on your TV. Tell me what color your hair is, how tall you are, And what type of toothpaste you use and I can probably come pretty close to telling you would you (as an AMERICAN) WOULD do in an emergency you had NO control over. Mau did with comic books. We used TV. If half the sex, half the crime, half the diviancy portrayed on tv were close to what the numberes in real life were, we would have long ago been smashed like a bug. But because of your need, your lust and desire for TV, the numbers and the filth are slowly becoming a reality. I guesse it all depends on what you consider “IT” to actually mean. A dress with semen on it?
A meathead that refussed to say he did “IT'? tHE whole world must believe we are the most unsanitary place in the universe. And we put the back in the realms of power, over, and over, and over. And their light weights compared to some of the others who have raped our country for years and fed us just exactly what we wanted to hear. Steal a little money, and act like war is inevitable. Steal a Lot and let your friends in on it, and START a war with somebodY. OUR pie has been eaten. They sat right in front of us and ate it, as if it was theirs. The same way we bought into letting a pervert stay in the presidential office and trick us all into thinking that there were two differant ways to explain adultry. 'We sat and ate it up. Why? could it be that the TV has done it's job well, and we feel a kinship with what THEY do?? I don't. There are cars that get over 90 mpg. THEIR BuDIES BUY UP THE PATENTS OR TIE THEM UP IN COURT FOR YEARS, AND WE NEVER SEE THEM. If you watch a man long enough, you begin to become some of the foulness of that man. There is a man who promiced to do something about all of this. He'll be coming back this way soon. He said )(amoung many other things) that He was coming back to destroy those who destroye the earth. Every one should know You are coming back soon my Lord Jesus. Not even a blind person can miss an elephant in is tub. You have been helpless to stop what has happened because you have not known Him from the depths of your heart. Don't listen only to your preachers. Read and think for yourself. This world and all its filth is going to vanish soon. Why make that one last mistake and follow the fools (forgive me Lord) who brought you to the end of the world?? At leas think about going to someplace beautiful when you leave here. I leave you with this one thought. TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, IT WAS TOLD HOW THE END WOULD COME IN THE WRITINGS OF THE LORDS HOLY SPIRIT. THIS ONE THING IN REVELATIONS SHOULD AT LEAST MAKE US THINK. FOUR HORSEMEN WILL BE LOOSED ON THE EARTH. ONE OF THEM, IT SAYS, WILL KILL MANY OF THE EARTHS INHABATENTS. hOW WILL HE DO IT. IT SAY'S HE WILL KILL THEM BY “WAR” BY “THE BEASTS OF THE FIELDS” BY “FAMINE (sTARVING TO DEATH), AND THE LAST WAY MENTIONED IS BY DEATH. wAR COVERS “ALL” MANNER OF DEATH IMPOSSED UPON A PERSON BY ANOTHER. hUNGER (lORD HELP US), IS SELF EXPLANITORY. AND THE BEASTS OF THE FIELDS COVERS EVERY THING FROM BEING ATTACKED BY A BEAR TO GETTING A DESEASE PREEMINENTLY MENT FOR OTHER ANIMALS OF ITS OWN KIND, THAT AS ALL OF US KNOW NOW, IS KILLING MILLIONS WITH AIDS, MAD COW DESEASE, BIRD FLUE (ALMOST REACHED POINT OF WORLD PENDEMIC), AND SO MANY MORE THAT ARE HERE NOW AND YET TO BE DISCOVERED. but killing by “DEATH”! hOW DO YOU KILL SOME ONE WITH DEATH??? yOU CAN NOT DEATH SOMEONE TO DEATH. tHEY WOULD HAVE TO BE DEAD BEFORE YOU STARTED? bUT THESE WOULD-=BE WISE MEN, TELL US WE ARE NOT ALIVE UNTILL WE REACH A CERTAIN STAGE IN MOM'S WOMB. GOD SAYS HE “knew) us before he formed us in our mothers womb. before he took us up from the EARTH and made us a living being. So when a child is terminated for any reason, God already knows his/her name. He picked them out of all the creation and with seed and egg, He made a “being”. Science can not answer this. There is only one answer for the killing of man by death. IT IS “ABORTION”. aND yes, I am a christian. I have not always been so. There were times when i was a person who wanted to be a glorious TV clone, powerfull or rich of overly indulgent. And I liked it at the time, but glory in the tears I shed for the hurt I caused in those days. Even while I was doing good for others, I later found that I had an alterior motive. Sometimes just so I could say (like they do on TV) that people were ungratefull and it did not matter how you thought on them. we were here to please one another and not much more. That is except for being a beating post for others and like wise. Not now. Still get beat, but have never lost the LOVE that now resides in my heart for He who uses me for Good THINGS., tHAT'S IT FOR NOW. HOPE TO RUN INTO SOME OF YOU IN PARADICE. tHE BEAUTY OF THIS WORLD IS ONLY A “FORE SHADOW” of what is waiting for us. God bless those of you who look into what I have said. And yes, this can count as a book report homework obigation., May the Lord lead each and every person who reads this to Him. Even if it is only one. don….

5 04 2009
don (05:43:01) :

You have been taught to trust those who resemble the trustable charactors on your TV. Tell me what color your hair is, how tall you are, And what type of toothpaste you use and I can probably come pretty close to telling you would you (as an AMERICAN) WOULD do in an emergency you had NO control over. Mau did with comic books. We used TV. If half the sex, half the crime, half the diviancy portrayed on tv were close to what the numberes in real life were, we would have long ago been smashed like a bug. But because of your need, your lust and desire for TV, the numbers and the filth are slowly becoming a reality. I guesse it all depends on what you consider “IT” to actually mean. A dress with semen on it?
A meathead that refussed to say he did “IT'? tHE whole world must believe we are the most unsanitary place in the universe. And we put the back in the realms of power, over, and over, and over. And their light weights compared to some of the others who have raped our country for years and fed us just exactly what we wanted to hear. Steal a little money, and act like war is inevitable. Steal a Lot and let your friends in on it, and START a war with somebodY. OUR pie has been eaten. They sat right in front of us and ate it, as if it was theirs. The same way we bought into letting a pervert stay in the presidential office and trick us all into thinking that there were two differant ways to explain adultry. 'We sat and ate it up. Why? could it be that the TV has done it's job well, and we feel a kinship with what THEY do?? I don't. There are cars that get over 90 mpg. THEIR BuDIES BUY UP THE PATENTS OR TIE THEM UP IN COURT FOR YEARS, AND WE NEVER SEE THEM. If you watch a man long enough, you begin to become some of the foulness of that man. There is a man who promiced to do something about all of this. He'll be coming back this way soon. He said )(amoung many other things) that He was coming back to destroy those who destroye the earth. Every one should know You are coming back soon my Lord Jesus. Not even a blind person can miss an elephant in is tub. You have been helpless to stop what has happened because you have not known Him from the depths of your heart. Don't listen only to your preachers. Read and think for yourself. This world and all its filth is going to vanish soon. Why make that one last mistake and follow the fools (forgive me Lord) who brought you to the end of the world?? At leas think about going to someplace beautiful when you leave here. I leave you with this one thought. TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, IT WAS TOLD HOW THE END WOULD COME IN THE WRITINGS OF THE LORDS HOLY SPIRIT. THIS ONE THING IN REVELATIONS SHOULD AT LEAST MAKE US THINK. FOUR HORSEMEN WILL BE LOOSED ON THE EARTH. ONE OF THEM, IT SAYS, WILL KILL MANY OF THE EARTHS INHABATENTS. hOW WILL HE DO IT. IT SAY'S HE WILL KILL THEM BY “WAR” BY “THE BEASTS OF THE FIELDS” BY “FAMINE (sTARVING TO DEATH), AND THE LAST WAY MENTIONED IS BY DEATH. wAR COVERS “ALL” MANNER OF DEATH IMPOSSED UPON A PERSON BY ANOTHER. hUNGER (lORD HELP US), IS SELF EXPLANITORY. AND THE BEASTS OF THE FIELDS COVERS EVERY THING FROM BEING ATTACKED BY A BEAR TO GETTING A DESEASE PREEMINENTLY MENT FOR OTHER ANIMALS OF ITS OWN KIND, THAT AS ALL OF US KNOW NOW, IS KILLING MILLIONS WITH AIDS, MAD COW DESEASE, BIRD FLUE (ALMOST REACHED POINT OF WORLD PENDEMIC), AND SO MANY MORE THAT ARE HERE NOW AND YET TO BE DISCOVERED. but killing by “DEATH”! hOW DO YOU KILL SOME ONE WITH DEATH??? yOU CAN NOT DEATH SOMEONE TO DEATH. tHEY WOULD HAVE TO BE DEAD BEFORE YOU STARTED? bUT THESE WOULD-=BE WISE MEN, TELL US WE ARE NOT ALIVE UNTILL WE REACH A CERTAIN STAGE IN MOM'S WOMB. GOD SAYS HE “knew) us before he formed us in our mothers womb. before he took us up from the EARTH and made us a living being. So when a child is terminated for any reason, God already knows his/her name. He picked them out of all the creation and with seed and egg, He made a “being”. Science can not answer this. There is only one answer for the killing of man by death. IT IS “ABORTION”. aND yes, I am a christian. I have not always been so. There were times when i was a person who wanted to be a glorious TV clone, powerfull or rich of overly indulgent. And I liked it at the time, but glory in the tears I shed for the hurt I caused in those days. Even while I was doing good for others, I later found that I had an alterior motive. Sometimes just so I could say (like they do on TV) that people were ungratefull and it did not matter how you thought on them. we were here to please one another and not much more. That is except for being a beating post for others and like wise. Not now. Still get beat, but have never lost the LOVE that now resides in my heart for He who uses me for Good THINGS., tHAT'S IT FOR NOW. HOPE TO RUN INTO SOME OF YOU IN PARADICE. tHE BEAUTY OF THIS WORLD IS ONLY A “FORE SHADOW” of what is waiting for us. God bless those of you who look into what I have said. And yes, this can count as a book report homework obigation., May the Lord lead each and every person who reads this to Him. Even if it is only one. don….

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