Fired, but not. | Arkansas Blog

Monday, April 7, 2008

Fired, but not.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:07 PM

For anyone not burned out on the internal drama of the Clinton campaign: Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic emphasizes that Mark Penn isn't actually leaving the Clinton camp. (Though the Colombians who hired him to lobby Congress for their preferred trade policy have now canned him.) He won't be the campaign's chief strategist, but he'll remain in the inner circle.

Still, Penn's loss of title opens the way for us to hear even more from Howard Wolfson. Close followers of the campaign will know Wolfson as Clinton's message man. He's been named by the campaign as one of two new top strategists. Expect more pronouncements such as this: ''Let me state it categorically: This party is not going to nominate somebody who hasn't passed the commander-in-chief test. If [Obama] can't convince Democrats in Ohio and Texas that he can be commander in chief, he is not going to be nominee of our party.''

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by John C. Williams

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.
    • Jul 21, 2017
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation