David Axelrod Lies Hilariously About Patti Solis Doyle Hiring Blowback
By March or April or whenever it was that she got fired, everybody knew that Patti Solis Doyle was personally responsible for every single thing that went wrong with the Clinton campaign, except for the things Mark Penn and Bill Clinton and the candidate herself and even Harold Ickes were responsible for. Ms. Doyle was banished to her native Chicago uranium mines with only her public humiliation to keep her company, until the Obama campaign hired her, with predictable results: the Clinton people wentinsane with rage.
Now in a very looong article in the Washington Post, notable mainly for Solis Doyle's marvelous Katharine-Hepburn-plays-intrepid-lady- journalist-in-North-Africa tab-sleeved shirt, David Axelrod professes wonderment that anyone would assume that Obama's hiring Mistress Spendsalot would mean Hillary Clinton had no spot on the Democratic ticket.
"There was no message -- absolutely not," Obama senior strategist David Axelrod says. He said he never asked Solis Doyle, whom he's known for 20 years, where she stood with Clinton, and he says he was not aware of issues associated with her management style.
"Honestly, we were not privy to the history of the campaign's relationships," he says.
David Axelrod will be here all week, and advises you to try the veal.
Surviving The Free Fall [Washington Post]