Tuesday, January 12, 2010

[PumaResponders] politico:End of the Clinton machine?

What's notable about the highly publicized release of "Game Change,"
however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp - a lack of
public outrage that seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once
known as the Clinton political machine and underlines a fact that
onetime Clinton loyalists acknowledge: The book's primary sources
about the former candidate and current secretary of state are her own
former staffers and intimates.

As a result, there is no campaign of veteran Clintonites spinning the
press corps and trying to pre-emptively discredit the book's scathing
depiction of Hillary Clinton as a rudderless candidate and a
cheerleader for vicious tactics against eventual winner Barack Obama.
There is no team of Clinton proxies going on cable television to
denounce authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann as scurrilous and
unworthy of belief.

This time, Bill and Hillary Clinton are virtually alone.


(Thanks for the tip, SK!)

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