Patti Solis Doyle Named to Obama Staff

Patti Solis Doyle, who was deposed as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager midstream, was named by Barack Obama to his campaign staff today. Solis Doyle will serve as the chief of staff to the Obama V.P. designee, adding some tension with the Hillary Clinton camp, who see the move as a clear signal that Hillary will not receive the V.P. nod. From the Washington Post:

“It’s a slap in the face,” Susie Tompkins Buell, a prominent Clinton backer, said in an interview. “Why would they put somebody that was so clearly ineffective in such a position? It’s a message. We get it.” She said it was a “calculated decision” by the Obama team to “send a message that she [Clinton] is not being considered for the ticket.”

The sniping at Solis Doyle was not restricted to Susie Buell.

Other Clinton insiders also seethed. “Who can blame Obama for rewarding Patti? He would never be the nominee without her,” one person who has worked for both Clintons and remains close to them said. The sentiment reflected what another person in the immediate Clinton orbit described as “shock” that Obama would send such a strong signal that he is not considering Clinton as his runningmate so soon.

Pretty tough stuff, and certainly not the peace in our time we were hoping for. Barack Obama is in charge!

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2 Responses to Patti Solis Doyle Named to Obama Staff

  1. ben nevis says:

    “Barack Obama is in charge!”? Not yet he isn’t. Don’t we have to wait until November?


  2. Jules Gordon says:

    Oh, it’s nice to see Democratic loyalists.

    Jack Kennedy said don’t get mad, get even.



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