Lots of things about Mrs. C Bother Me. Here's Another One
This was up on HuffPost today.
By RJ Eskow: "Hillary's Rove" Comes Through for Blackwater
Posted October 16, 2007 | 03:49 PM (EST)
Have we just had a taste of how influence might be wielded under a Clinton II Administration? In a very successful week for its most notorious client, Mark Penn's firm was able to get Blackwater CEO Erik Prince several major television appearances. Lob-ball questions were included at no extra charge.
Democrats have waited years for a consultant that can play the media as well as the GOP can. Unfortunately, most of them had hoped it would be for a better cause. And even if this is all coincidence, Mr. Penn's continued leadership of Burson-Marsteller - and the firm's indiscriminate choice of clients - creates a serious perception problem in a time when voters are yearning for change.
It won't make any difference in practical terms, of course, and there's no real reason for her actually to do so, given he is a member of her natural constituency, so Mrs C will not require Mr Penn to recuse himself from his corporate duties to dispel the impression of conflicting interests in his role in her campaign.
But she should.
Just for shits and giggles, and to at least create the impression that she actually gives a fat rat's ass about anything other than raw power...