The Hillary Clinton campaign announced the hiring of Lorella Praeli to head Latino outreach. But it's the candidate, Hillary Clinton, who may have some explaining to do.
"We are thrilled to have Lorella Praeli, a DREAMer, join our team because of her courage and perspective in the fight for Latino families across the country," Clinton spokeswoman Amanda Renteria said in a statement to CNN. "Her experiences and relationships will be valuable in developing the coalition to ensure the Latino community has a voice in this campaign and in this country."
Yet when Praeli was on national television talking about Clinton's immigration views, she had her doubts.
Consider this clip, when Praeli suggested after a campaign event that Clinton had been all over the place regarding immigration:
"Advocates say she's speaking out of both sides of her mouth," the CNN report said, before cutting to Praeli.
"If you want Latinos to stand with you, if you want the immigrant community to see you as a champion on this issue, you're going to have to make some difficult choices. And you're going to have to take a firm position," said Praeli.
The CNN reporter tried, "The book is Hard Choices--"
"Yeah, it didn't seem that way yesterday," the Clinton employee said of her future boss.
The Emergency Committee for Israel blasts President Obama for flip-flopping on Israel in a new web ad released today. "First in 2008, and again this week, he has appeared before crowds of pro-Israel Americans to make promises about his commitment to Israel's security. Each time, he has voided those promises at the first opportunity," the press release notes. After going through those flip flops, the ad ends by stating: "Barack Obama: When the chips are down, the only back he's got is his own."