Monday, February 11, 2008

No Prediction on Hillary Here

I've made that mistake before.

The NY Times, according to Drudge is preparing a piece on Hillary's demise. A losing streak that she is unable to snap, a shortage of donations, a campaign upheaval, 'pimping' her family members (well, they may not throw that in)... let's read the piece tomorrow. (the summary on Drudge, that is).

The only interesting news here is the hiring as campaign manager her ex-chief-of-staff; the controversial Ms. Maggie Williams.

If not for desperation and a 'it is now a long shot,' line of thinking, she would never bring in the Vince Foster/Johnny Chung centerpiece.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Ms. Williams:

She served as Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton during her first term as First Lady of the United States, the first African American woman to hold that position. Williams accepted a $50,000 donation from Johnny Chung that embroiled the Clintons in a fund-raising scandal. [2] In 1995, a Secret Service officer testified that he saw her leave Vince Foster's office carrying documents after Foster committed suicide; Williams denied the allegation.[3] In Clinton's 2006 re-election campaign, Williams's consulting firm received a $37,500 fee that was questioned due to excessive consulting fees for a barely contested election that cost $30 million; it was determined by the campaign staff that the payment was in error and should have been for less than $5,000 to reimburse travel costs, and they stated that the overpayment would be returned to the campaign.

Submitted by D.B. Jackson

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