State Dept. Uses Children's Rhyme to Deny Hillary Clinton VP Report
1:50 PM, Aug 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Washington Examiner reports that "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed by her husband and a top Obama aide to consider replacing Vice President Joe Biden just a couple of weeks ago, claims the author of the New York Times bestseller 'The Amateur.'" Clinton, the report states, turned down the request.
But the secretary of state's staff is denying that this reported lunch between Clinton and top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett even took place, ever.
In an email from a State Department spokesman to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Philippe Reines, a longtime Clinton confidant, channels his inner Dr. Seuss to shoot down the report:
"This did not happen
In the same email chain, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor adds, "Happening now in Dan’s cubicle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjoMQJf5vKI."
The reference and link might be to Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, who was cc'ed on the email exchange. Or, perhaps, Vietor is referring to me.
UPDATE: Vietor emails: "By the way, I was definitely referring to your cubicle."
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