Clinton Campaign Shake-Up: Patti Solis Doyle Steps Down

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Hillary Clinton Campaign Director Patti Solis Doyle has stepped down.
Maggie Williams will now take her place. Mark Penn stays where he is, for the time being.
Big news.
— Steve Clemons
[Update: Solis Doyle will remain a “Senior Adviser” to the campaign — and some are spinning this as Doyle’s decision to step aside rather than being deposed by Clinton. My Hillaryland source reiterated that Doyle was moved out of her spot by Hillary Clinton.
However, I am “reframing” Doyle’s move from serving as Campaign Manager to Senior Advisor as “stepping down” rather than “fired” based on a conversation with another senior Clinton campaign staff member.]

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23 comments on “Clinton Campaign Shake-Up: Patti Solis Doyle Steps Down

  1. pauline says:

    Sandy:
    Please read —
    “As Sen. Clinton embraces Israel’s violence, as well as AIPAC’s duplicitous Iran position, she simultaneously ignores the hostilities inflicted upon Palestine, as numerous Palestinians have been killed during the recent shelling of the Gaza Strip. Over the past weeks Israel continues to mark the occupied territories (they call ‘buffer zones’) like a frothing-mouth K9 on the loose.”
    “Hillary Clinton’s silence toward Israel’s brutality implies the senator will continue to support AIPAC’s mission to occupy the whole of the occupied territories, as well as a war on Iran in the future. AIPAC’s right — even President Bush appears to be a little sheepish when up against Hillary “warmonger” Clinton.”
    from —
    http://www.counterpunch.org/frank01032006.html

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  2. Sandy says:

    Running Hillary down does WHAT for Obama, Pauline?
    Disappointing.

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  3. Kathleen says:

    pinto… you do your thing and I’ll do mine…. there is nothing in our Constitution about two parties monopolizing our electoral process. If you like bending over and taking whatever the DNC and RNC dish out to you, that’s your syndrome.
    I refuse to be taken for granted and will vote for the candidate who best represents my views and may the best man or womaan win. To me, it is important to preserve alternative routes to the ballot. If a minor party doesn’t earn a certain percentage of all the votes cast, they lose their ballot access. I happen to think preserving our alternatives is important.
    As for “Death to America” being Nader’s only campaign slogan, you’re incredibly histrionic and uninformed about Nader’s history and contributions to the public welfare.
    Take a Midol.

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  4. pauline says:

    It appears hack lawyer, HRC, is currently down on her “lady luck” chip count. Expect more dirty politics from this Clinton circus duo — “bearded lady” and “bubba”, the dirty dog.
    35 years of experience she says over and over?
    The worst decision in her 35 years of experience? to hubby, “Go see what that big intern wants…”

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  5. pinto says:

    That’s right Kathleen genius, I hope McCain becomes president too so the destruction can be properly completed.
    Ok, Kathleen, me & you together on three – 1, 2, 3 “Death to America!”
    Nader’s only possible campaign slogan.

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  6. arthurdecco says:

    You mean Beula was being humorous? I thought the post disingenuous and rather bait and switch(y) – even tiresome – not at all hilarious, Jason. Just more of the same crap we have come to expect from those unwilling to discuss substantive issues and/or the lack of them in this cartoon of a campaign for President of the United States of America.
    Different strokes for different folks, I suppose.
    Btw, I used “skinny ass” figuratively, sardonically. But why let that fact get in the way of a weak laugh designed to camouflage Obama’s dearth of progressive policies or who, in fact, is financially supporting him?

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  7. Jason says:

    That was hilarious, Beula.

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  8. Wordsmith says:

    Ahhh…smoke screen. Learning from the masters.

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  9. Kathleen says:

    Until we’re all ready to say F**k you to the two parties, they’re just going to keep on saying F**K you to us.
    http://www.naderexplore08.org

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  10. Beula says:

    “….booted out on his skinny ass months ago ….”
    Damn right Artie. I will never vote for skinny ass, or any other damn skinny ass. I need some meat on that nominees ass before I’ll ever consider to award them with my vote. The greatest president this country ever had was undoubtedly William Howard Taft, he had Jupiter Class ass, an that’s what I’m looking for. My favorite VP candidate of all time was Geraldine Ferraro; she had some caboose going on too. This time around I’m getting my own big brown butt down to vote Hillary because fat asses are more down to earth with their feet firmly planted into the ground. Skinny asses are all up in the air with their pie in the sky wispings that you can’t get a hold of what they are all about. Featherweight skinny asses have weak backbones since they don’t need a strong one to hold up a big fat ass, that’s another reason. I could go on all night about it. Glad you brought that bone of contention up! Good night!

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  11. SumSuggaFerYa says:

    Thass right Melanie, you l’il honey dew melon you, wees Liberals gonna bring y’all over an’ give a big wet kiss on yer lovely pouty lips in the spirit of sweet bi-partisanship, that is, afta ya stop shakin’ in them perty l’il boots, pumpkin.

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  12. arthurdecco says:

    “And, all the liberals who think he will govern from the left, listen to what he is saying. He’s not saying that.” Posted by Melanie
    Of course Obama won’t govern from the left, Melanie! That’s absurd. How would it be possible for him to get the fawning and adulatory media coverage he’s been getting lately if he was planning on governing from the left (or even from the middle, fer crissakes)?
    What further proof do you need that he’s just another indistinguishable frontman/stooge-in-a-suit for the fascist powers-that-be that really control your country?
    If he was actually a progressive thinker, he would have been booted out on his skinny ass months ago, languishing in the boonies, ignored by the very media titans that are now trumpeting his vacuous rhetoric and crackerjack box ideologies.
    Anyone with any sense has to realize that.
    Remember silver-tongued Tony Blair? And how his high falutin’ eloquence helped lead the world into disaster?
    I’m beginning to think the average American voter/citizen has to be taking a cocktail of hallucinogens with every Happy Meal they ingest. Nothing else comes close to explaining the collective insanity that has swept over most of you in your collective rush to destroy yourselves.
    Obama, liberal? Indeed!?! Gag me with a fork.

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  13. FGF says:

    Wordsmith,
    Subterfuge: an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something.
    …or a story hyped to dilute bad news.

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  14. Melanie says:

    I don’t find him charming at all. I think he’s a bore with a cult following. I don’t like the guy. He’s not running on anything. And, all the liberals who think he will govern from the left, listen to what he is saying. He’s not saying that.

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  15. leo says:

    “Now the Shuster story makes sense, though I bet the Clinton campaign was hoping to achieve a greater level of subterfuge.”
    Desperate campaigns lash out at (relative) innocents in their closing days.

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  16. Wordsmith says:

    [Now the Shuster story makes sense, though I bet the Clinton campaign was hoping to achieve a greater level of subterfuge.
    Posted by: FGF at February 10, 2008 05:29 PM]
    Why?

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  17. DC says:

    It reads like a classic “point the finger at someone else” firing. Perhaps the insider info is different — that is, perhaps Ms. Doyle made harmful errors in judgment — but the primaries I’ve watched have demonstrated agitating statements made by Ms. Clinton’s surrogates, Mr. Penn, and especially Mr. Clinton, in setting the electorate against her.

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  18. mullah cimoc says:

    mullah cimoc say ameriki not the free press.
    goolge: mighty wurlitzer +cia
    then to understanding government control.
    us media personality not get there from him talent or expertise. get there from control media use puppet.
    for this ameriki now so destroy. economic the bad, woman of usa the slut take the LBT (low back tattoo) smoke it meth.
    this the punish and to getting worse for usa people because media keep all ameriki so the stupid and un-inform.

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  19. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Gads, Steve, thats quite the photograph. I’ve seen that look before, years ago, when an ex girlfriend of mine, in a fit of anger, had a death grip on my…..oh…..uh….never mind.

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  20. Ajaz says:

    A string of deafeats the last few days by Hillary (including in Maine today) spells a lot of trouble for Hillary. And if she loses Virginia, Maryland & DC on Tuesday (polls say she will) that will be very demoralising for her. Next round of primaries on March 5 gives Obama enough time to roll into Texas and Ohio and deliver his message and charm. In case she loses both those states, she might as well fold her tent.
    The question is what can the new campaign manager do at this late stage especially in the face of what is turning out to be an ‘Obama Movement’.

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  21. FGF says:

    Now the Shuster story makes sense, though I bet the Clinton campaign was hoping to achieve a greater level of subterfuge.

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  22. JohnH says:

    Apparently overtaken by events–“still count me as someone who sees this entire process at dead even for quite a while yet.” (Steve’s hopeful comment earlier this week.)

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  23. susan says:

    Maybe this is part of the reason:
    Maine numbers so far:
    And it looks like yet another Obama caucus blowout:
    No hard numbers yet, but Obama wins Houlton by about 20 votes.
    Obama wins Rockport, carrying 8 delegates to Hillary’s 3.
    Obama takes Fryeburg 67 to 17
    Obama takes York 414 to 225
    Clinton takes Rumford 52 to 37
    Clinton takes Dixfield 16 to 14
    Clinton takes Mexico 27 16
    Clinton takes Byron 1 to 0
    Obama takes Hanover 6 to 2
    Obama takes Gardiner 129 47 with 2 uncommitted
    Clinton takes Old Orchard Beach 134 to 128
    Obama takes Hampden 179 to 70
    Obama takes Wilton 87 to 30
    Obama takes Cape Elizabeth 550 to 217
    Obama takes Deer Island 6 to 1
    Obama takes Winterport 7 to 4
    Obama takes Machiasport 2 delegates to 1O
    Obama takes Ellsworth 184 to 100
    Obama takes Bristol 7 to 2
    Obama takes Bangor (District 15) 16 to 8
    Obama takes Presque Isle 63 to 60
    Obama takes Stonington 48 to 24
    Obama takes Scarborough 401 to 283
    Yes, We Can!

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