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Remember Patti Solis Doyle? She was Hillary’s former campaign manager, the person most responsible for the near collapse of the campaign before Maggie Williams came in and set things right.

Ms. Doyle as now been hired by the Obama campaign. In what capacity, you ask?

Her new title is “Chief of Staff to the Vice Presidential Nominee.”

This is how they put it in SF Gate:

Buried in a list of new appointments the Obama campaign announced Monday was this: “Chief of Staff to the Vice Presidential Nominee: Patti Solis Doyle.”

Remember Patti? She was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, until she got canned in February…er, left the campaign. Here’s a good backgrounder on her departure from “Hillaryland” — a term, which apparently she coined.

The reaction from Hillarylard. A Clinton insider told CQ: “Translated subtitles aren’t necessary. There is no other way to interpret this other than ‘[Expletive] you.'”

Yeah, yeah, so this is inside-baseball stuff, right? Not really. If PSD is Obama’s czarina of Vice Presidential Nominee, then guess who probably isn’t going to get the nod? Uh-huh. And some of Hillary’s peeps are p.o’d. Like San Francisco’s own Susie Tompkins Buell. She told the Washington Post:

“It’s a slap in the face,” Buell said. “Why would they put somebody that was so clearly ineffective in such a position? It’s a message. We get it.” She said it was a “calculated decision” by the Obama team to “send a message that she [Clinton] is not being considered for the ticket.”

For Clinton supporters, this “F.U.” to Hillary is hardly the way to mend fences and win over the 18 million people who believed in her.

Smart move, Barack.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/b/a/2008/06/16/nov05election-after_this_expl.DTL

 

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