Clinton: Making a list, checking it twice
York Times Leibovich writes about the supposed enemies list the
Clintons and their friends have kept after this primary season. Philippe Reines, a
spokesman for both Clintons, said neither kept any specific catalog of those believed to
have wronged them. There is no list, Mr. Reines said. The lists maintained by
supporters tend to be less formal documents than spoken diatribes, with offenders
names spat forth in rants, gripe sessions and post-mortems.
VIDEO: Mark Leibovich stops in to talk to the Morning Joe crew about the secret
list that the Clintons are keeping.
Several names and entities are common among various list makers. The lineup
invariably begins with A-list members like Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico;
Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the House Democratic whip; Gregory B.
Craig, Mr. Clintons lawyer in his impeachment and trial; David Axelrod, Mr.
Obamas chief strategist; Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri; and several Kennedys.
Some members of the Democratic Partys rules committee, the state of Iowa and the
caucus system in general are also near the top. Also: The news media have
already focused on some list entries, including the online gossip purveyor Matt Drudge
(who had the nerve to show up at Mrs. Clintons departure speech on Saturday), Todd
S. Purdum of Vanity Fair (the author of a recent profile of Mr. Clinton) and the cable
network MSNBC (whose hosts Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann are charter list members,
Clinton associates said). (msnbc,