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Atlantic Scores Internal Clinton Campaign Emails

By Anne E. Kornblut

Just when you thought everyone had moved on... former advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are in a tizzy over an upcoming piece in the Atlantic Monthly that chronicles the inner workings of the now-defunct campaign. Of particular concern are nearly 200 internal memos that the author, Josh Green, obtained -- 130 or so of which he plans to scan in and post online. When the piece is published sometime next week, readers will be able to scroll through the memos, from senior strategists such as Mark Penn, Harold Ickes and Geoff Garin, and see what exactly was going on inside the infamously fractured Clinton organization. That has some former team members in a panic. And we thought the Abramoff e-mails were fun....

By Post Editor  |  August 7, 2008; 6:14 PM ET
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I truly feel that this country will be in a bigger mess if Obama is our next President. What experience does he have? A Senator for just a few years and what can one say that he did?? McCain is not the one I would choose however, he has experience, is honest, not in love with himself. I could go on and on. McCain for President! Obama for?? Nothing in my book

Posted by: Micki | August 13, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

The only real closure for the Democratic Party will be Obama's defeat and the DNC will -- hopefully -- be less sexist in 2012 whatever female candidateS run. In the meantime, "Sweetie" has to be taken by the scruff of the neck and forcibly set back into his little Senate seat and told to get some work done.

Posted by: karegi | August 12, 2008 3:32 AM | Report abuse

For all the Clinton haters:

I find it consistently entertaining to see how many people claiming to hate the Clintons are unable to resist reading every word written about them. It's like they are obsessive stalkers.

Why the need to distract everyone from the Obama message with these kinds of articles? There seems to be two obvious reasons:

Obama supporters find him as boring and substance-free on policies (did you read the democratic platform released yesterday?) as the media and the former democrats do? or,

The articles are intended to keep the democratic party divided to guarantee a republican win in November because they have seen how easy it is to lead the Obama supporters wherever they point.

Why in the world are internal emails between Clinton campaign staffers news today? Release them mid-November when they are still really unimportant, but can't be damaging to the democratic candidate?

Posted by: rojo | August 10, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Whether or not Senator Clinton's "internal campaign memos" are made public, the Democratic Party's Presidential Nominee Is Barack Obama. Both President and Senator Clinton as party leaders will work to make sure that our nominee is elected. Everything else is just noise, with the exception of the VERY VERY UPSET Hillary SUPPORTERS, who Hillary will have to deal with. NOW ANYONE WHO SAYS THEY ARE A DEMOCRAT AND WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN, THIS IS OF NO CONCERN TO DEMOCRATS, BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE NEVER BELEIVED IN DEMOCRATIC VALUES OR PRINCIPLES, SO LET THEM CONTINUE VOTING AGAINST THIER INTEREST AND FURTHER MORE, WE WILL KNOW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING ANOTHER REPUBLICAN NIGHTMARE ADMINISTRATION IN THE WHITEHOUSE WHEN ANOTHER KATRINA HITS AND WE HAVE ANOTHER THOUSAND OR SO OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS FLOATING DOWN OUR STREETS AND HAVE THE RIGHT WING TALKING HEADS POINT AND BLAME THEM, WELL THATS WHAT THEY GET FOR BEING POOR!!! Sorry I got a bit long winded.

Posted by: a jackson | August 9, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

I love reading these comments from bitter, petulant Clinton supporters. Crybabies still demanding their toys back.

Barack Hussein Mohammed, blah, blah, blah.
Booga booga!

And the militant female supporters who'd support Hitler if he were a woman. Hell hat no fury like a woman's scorn. Or perhaps keep adding to the stereotype that women tend to rely on emotion over reason.

I'm not a huge fan of Obama, but anyone with an ounce of reason should be able to see a clear difference between Obama and McCain. Country can't afford McCain.

Posted by: Too Good | August 9, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

The Clintons deserve everything they get. I wish they would just go away forever.

Posted by: Barb | August 9, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

After reviewing most of these comments, it's very easy to see the GOP and other dysfunctional parties who are striving against the unity in the Democratic Party. In fact, a unified Democratic Party scares the hell out of them, therefore it's in their interests to continue to pit the Obama and Clinton supporter's against each other. With the exception of a few PUMABB's (Party Unity My Ass Bitter Biotches)we can see beyond that and them to the goal, and we will win. It is not in Obama's interest to have these memo's publicized because they are the past and he as well as the rest of us are looking towards the future.

Posted by: MyAudacity | August 9, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I think it is time for some people to really examine their true feelings and be honest with themselves. I have heard women say that they will support John McCain because of the way Sen. Clinton was treated. Lets be candid, Sen. Obama treated Sen. Clinton with much more respect than she afforded him. Since it is the treatment of a woman that is an issuse, then what about how Carolyn McCain was alledgedly treated by Sen. McCain, evidently this is ignored by some. What is the true motive behind the rejection of Sen. Obama? The world is watching to see if America will practice what it preaches to the world; equality, democracy and color blindness. Will America continue to be perceived as a hypocrite or take its place as a true super power and leader in every sense of the words. The true mark of a super power is not how many people it can kill in a war or nations it can force to comply to its will, but how it treats each and every one of its citizens. GOD bless America and all Americans.

Posted by: Buckman | August 9, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

It's just pathetic to think that Obama is behind this.JKIR,Nick,RoboFarmer and Anne you guys should stop your hate and bigotry towards someone that acomplished so much. Being a black man is just not easy. Just let go. Hillary lost and Barack (you can call him Saddam, Mohammed, Hussein, Yasser or whatever)won. Your name is the first present you receive from your parents and I don't think that should be the determinant of your own self. Be reasonable.

Posted by: Antibiggot | August 9, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Jim don't talk about obama and bush like that, it is not nice.obama has to be a mama's boy, he threw grandma under the bus and ran her over.

Most men who hate Clinton are just jealous because hillary allows him and he doesn't have to pay for it like other dems.

Posted by: vicki | August 9, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

So you actually all think that these leaked memos are an accident hey? So you actually think that the Clinton campaign, knowing the senstivity of email, just kind of left themselves 'vulnerable' to Obama, right? And you actually all think that this will hurt the Clintons but not Obama, right?

Right.

Posted by: Joe | August 9, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I like Hillary as much as the next guy but some of you are hysterical. Yeah sure, Clinton's camp was tight as a drum. There was nobody other than Obama who could have gained access to those emails. Please stop your desperate grasping; it makes you and the object of your idolatry look foolish. Think about it. Obama has no reason to care about her emails.

Posted by: Nick | August 9, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Jim. If the media twists everything you say and do to the advantage of your opponents, I'm sure it's just having a mask ripped off. It would be too easy to rip your mask off.

Posted by: ADW | August 9, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Obama gets scared that if Hillary's name is put in nomination that she could actually be the nominee. Now we see the beginning of a big smear campaign on the Clintons. What a surprise--not! Obama can't win on the merits so he has to take his competition out by smears and innuendo. Never mind the peace and prosperity under the Clintons. This guy has nothing going for him but vague hope and change talk.

Posted by: JKIR | August 9, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Well Gee, who woulda thought that Obama goes down in the polls, his popularity declines, hillary's goes up, and now these emails get released.

Obama is pathetic.

Posted by: anne | August 9, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Mohammed Obama was behind this to once and for all roll them over while under the bus. lol, this is great fun to watch.

Posted by: RoboFarmer | August 9, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I suspect is will be as bad or worse than the inner workings of the McCain campaign. ...sigh... Sorry, the ends do not justify the means and it would be incredible in my lifetime if we had a president with integrity AND intelligence.

Posted by: RJ_Kruger | August 9, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

The juice is about to flow.

Think of all the apologies about to be given ... roflmao.

Life is so much fun.

Posted by: Bob W. | August 9, 2008 8:20 AM | Report abuse


pathetic,pond scumsucking bottom feeders is to good,and an insult to fish.

Posted by: alfo | August 9, 2008 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Let's see . . . killing hundreds (by some accounts, thousands) of your own citizens for daring to seek democratic reforms and a voice in their own government, followed by systematic arrests and threats to supress any additional support for democracy vs. jailing terrorists in Cuba who want to kill as many Americans as possible and who, if the situation were reversed, would gleefully cut off our heads. Yeah . . . those situations are sufficiently analagous as to make President Bush a hypocrite.

Posted by: DK | August 9, 2008 4:11 AM | Report abuse

The Clintons didn't do themselves any favors in this campaign, but we shouldn't forget how much better life was under his administration. Not only was the economy strong and we were running a surplus by the end, but we also were not the war criminals we are today. The world laughed when Bush criticized China's violations of human rights the other day. The hypocrisy was beyond ironic.

Posted by: rick | August 8, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Bill Clinton has become the Michael Jackson
of the Democratic Party. Everything he now
does is an embarrassment. The mask has
finally been ripped off, exposing for all
the world nothing more than a spoiled, whiny, mamma's boy who throws a hissy-fit
when he doesn't get his own way.

My god, what a way to end your career...

Posted by: JIM WHITTAKER, Hemet, CA | August 8, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Cool. Can't wait to see how such a disfunctional campaign was run (or not run?).

Posted by: Lori | August 8, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Heh. Can hardly wait!

Posted by: jack | August 8, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

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