11:52 AM, Jan 13, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The education of the American public as to the smallness of our political class continues.
Last week, we learned – and did we ever – that, in retribution for some trivial political slight, the people around someone with media clearance to run for president took malicious delight in punishing commuters by making an already atrocious traffic bottleneck even worse. The details of this one were examined in loving and minute detail and will, no doubt, continue to be. For the ordinary citizen, none of it qualifies for blockbuster status.
People in government will go out of their way to make life miserable for those they serve? Just because they can? Well, you don’t say. Have you dealt, lately, with the TSA?
This morning, Politico publishes an excerpt of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, from which we learn about an elaborate enemies list that was kept by some of Ms. Clinton's closest and most devoted acolytes, including one who had a government title (and salary, presumably) but whose “true value” was as:
So there was a list. A spreadsheet actually upon which were preserved:
The objective in keeping such a list and rating system? To ensure:
Because, unlike some other things, that does make a difference.
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