Wanna know whose fault this really is? MARK PENN

"If anything, the country shows every sign of yearning for Clintonism as a governing idea now as much as it ever has."

-- Mark Penn, today in Politico

So I guess the Politico called Mark Penn and said hey, cowboy, we've got some rope over here that would look real good around your neck if you're up for one of those do-it-yourselfers...and of course, he couldn't resist. The result being this piece, Clintonism Lives, which I'm fairly sure was not intended as self-parody. But the fact that the guy who masterminded Hillary Clinton's campaign into a ditch still doesn't get that this is not the week for an apologia should be a cautionary tale for other Clinton fans: They will be judged on the extent to which your grudges are on display in Denver - which is why I fully expect the Clintons themselves to be gracious if it kills them. Yes, Bill is out there grousing that he's not sure how to sell Obama as commander-in-chief. But by Wednesday, I'm sure he will have figured it out.

What Hillary Nation has to think about is: Even on an it's-all-about-you basis, if John McCain wins in November, are you so sure that vindication of Hillary's prediction that Obama wasn't electable will be the result? It's just as likely she'd be blamed for such an outcome, which the Clintons know. That's why she will hit every mark and then some. And why, if Bill goes so much as cocks an eyebrow off message, we can safely assume he really has lost his last political marble.

Mark Penn is a man who cannot wait to hear himself speak. Bill also to some extent. And Mark Penn is personally responsible for the possible death of the Democratic party and hillary's future, and this country's future. Mark Penn knows he's out of a job and is now making Hillary and Obama look like the culprit for his own massive $5 million debt. I mean how do you expect the Obama campaign to feel about paying this guy when Mark Penn and Bill were pushing the Hillary campaign to paint him as "fundamentally un-American in his thinking and values"? Im proud that Hillary rejected these.


I want my siblings and friends out of iraq and afghanistan. ASAP.

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by iamold 2008-08-25 12:21PM | 0 recs
It's hard to think

Of one worthwhile thing Mark Penn has done.  If there's any justice, he won't have a job again.  Not that he needs the money, though...

by Mumphrey 2008-08-25 12:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Wanna know whose fault this really is?

I wonder why Jabba wants to hurt Hillary? She paid him millions for doing nothing.  Even as she went into debt he was the single biggest expenditure of her campaign.

And now he undercuts her as she shows the world that she supports her party and its nominee.

With a friend like Jabba, Hillary doesn't need enemies.

by Obama44 2008-08-25 12:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Wanna know whose fault this really is?

He's probably pissed that Obama isn't paying off his debt.

by Dale Johnson 007 2008-08-25 03:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Wanna know whose fault this really is?

So he's hurting Hillary and Bill with nonsense about "clintonism."

by Obama44 2008-08-25 03:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Wanna know whose fault this really is?

I can never, NEVER imagine donating money to pay his invoice.

by RandyMI 2008-08-25 12:48PM | 0 recs

I still want to make sure that Dalton Hatfield's bike-and-videogame-money wasn't used to pay Penn's debt.

To hell with Penn, and any horses he might have ridden in on.

by Dracomicron 2008-08-25 01:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Hell

By the way, the horse called and she wants her saddle back


yeah- fuck 'em

by califdem 2008-08-25 01:46PM | 0 recs
OK, Penn's an asshole. Most everyone agrees

with that.

But.  Please.  Unrec this diary, folks.  iamold: delete it if you can bring yourself to do it.

rec something that doesn't feed the GOPs purposes, which in case you missed it was to fill the airwaves with "Dems still infighting!  We'll have coverage from dawn to dusk, Bob!"

Don't be stupid.  The trolls are barking under the full moon.  "Obamagurl08" is a fucking GOP plant who has all your worst interests at heart.  You wanna fuck him/her over?  Rec any one or all of the following diaries:

http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1553 47/129
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1440 21/816
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1339 52/106
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1635 12/114
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1647 22/459
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/9352 /55171
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1221 4/5468
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1751 2/2220
http://www.mydd.com/story/2008/8/25/1554 55/267

by chrisblask 2008-08-25 01:19PM | 0 recs
Re: OK, Penn's an asshole. Most everyone agrees

Um, why are you bringing up my name, what have I ever done to you? I don't like Mark Penn either and would rec this diary if someone other than iamold made it.

by ObamaGurl08 2008-08-25 03:07PM | 0 recs
Look, if you aren't a GOP troll

you're doing a hell of an impersonation.

Try posting something (ever) in support of Senator Obama.

Not: "I am a real Obama Supporter, but now I'm thinking about giving up"

Not: "I volunteer for Obama all the time, but the way he is acting makes me wonder why"

Not: "I spend all my free time trying to get Obama elected, but I really don't like the way he is handling thus and such"

Hey, you may not be a troll.  Then try - just once - not acting like one.

by chrisblask 2008-08-27 09:41AM | 0 recs
Metastopholies =Mark Penn

by Lefty Coaster 2008-08-25 01:31PM | 0 recs


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