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  •  Does anyone know what she was fired for? (0+ / 0-)

    Never saw a clear explanation, exc "she was in over head" and "she never came out of her office."

    That sounds like campaign rival talk.

    How long will it take to get rid of Billary?

    by muddy paws on Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 05:23:49 AM PDT

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    •  She was blamed for (0+ / 0-)

      losing Iowa.

      that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. - Barack Obama

      by acuppajo on Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 06:18:53 AM PDT

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    •  Various articles at the time (1+ / 0-)
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      stated that she was let go primarily because of the financial distress the campaign found itself in.  The implications were that she mismananged the money quite a bit, and additionally Ms. Doyle failed to tell Senator Clinton that the campaign was essentially bankrupt in January - well before Super Tuesday.  Bankrupt even before the South Carolina loss on Jan. 26.  Essentially, Ms. Doyle made some seriously bad spending choices, signed off on many other bad spending choices, and permitted Mrs. Clinton to go on a drunken consultant-to-millionaires spending spree that did little for her campaign and a lot to line the pockets of some really gross people.

      By Feb. 10, Ms. Doyle had been forced out, Hillary had loaned her campaign money with which to continue.  The funny thing is, she kept the consultants that had eaten up so much of her campaign money - she didn't dump Penn until much later, and she had others on staff til the bitter end.

      So in one sense it's unfair to blame Doyle for the bad money problems - Hillary chose to hire those people and pay them.  We'll never know, I guess, whether Doyle tried to talk her down from doing that.  But the various sources saying that Clinton didn't know her campaign was going bankrupt til after the fact implies that Doyle was not doing her job.

      I can see why the Obama campaign wants to absorb some of these high-profile names, in an effort to help the Clinton hard-cores accept him as the nominee.  But people like Solis Doyle don't belong high up in his campaign.  

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