From Michael Crowley’s “Air Spin One“:
he preternaturally jolly McAuliffe is a good man to have spinning for you in a pinch. But his good cheer dimmed when I asked him about Bill Richardson, who appears to have made an 11th-hour deal to throw his supporters to Obama.
“How many times did [Clinton] appoint him?” McAuliffe marveled. “Two? U.N. Ambassador and Energy Secretary?” He looked at me, half-glaring, awaiting confirmation. “I don’t know,” I joked, “but who’s counting?” “I am,” McAuliffe said firmly.”
Tension. But then again — despite the interesting analysis that 2nd choicers went to Edwards, Crowley’s report on Richardson’s deal jives with emails I got from Iowans over night.
— Steve Clemons