Clinton Hit List Is Talk of the Beltway

Wounds not healing quickly
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2008 12:51 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left, speaks with U.S. Rep Jim Clyburn, D-S.C.   (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)
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(Newser) – Wounds from Election 2008 aren’t quickly being papered over in Clintonland, the New York Times reports in a speculative piece about who is likely to be on the former first couple's enemies list. How deep will animosity toward Obama boosters Bill Richardson, Jim Clyburn, and Claire McCaskill run? Use of words like “ingrate,” “traitor,” and “enemy” by Clinton associates may not tell the whole tale, but Hillary ’08 chairman does say, “You have to keep track of this.”

The Times writes of “spoken diatribes, with offenders’ names spat forth in rants, gripe sessions, and post-mortems”—and notes that Bill’s hate list is longer and far more likely to have staying power. Some media offenders, including perceived turncoat Matt Drudge and MSNBCers Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann, also feature in the hit parade. But there will be a special place in Clinton hell, one top supporter vows, for “all the women who sold out Hillary.”