Clinton Campaign Co-Chairman Resigns Over "Drug-Baiting" of Obama

Shaheen resigns. Good.


Bill Shaheen resigned today as Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chairman in New Hampshire after Clinton apologized to Barack Obama for Shaheen saying that Obama's drug experimentation as a youth would be an issue in the general election.
"I would like to reiterate that I deeply regret my comments yesterday and say again that they were in no way authorized by Senator Clinton or the Clinton campaign....I made a mistake and in light of what happened, I have made the personal decision that I will step down as the co-chair of the Hillary for President campaign," Shaheen said in a statement released by the campaign. "This election is too important and we must all get back to electing the best qualified candidate who has the record of making change happen in this country. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.
The whole episode has just been sooo stupid and insulting.

UPDATE: Clinton personally apologizes for Obama drug flap

Well, a personal apology is certainly better than the lame release they dropped off last night that talked more about Sen. Clinton's campaign than the attack. I'd like to think that this was freelancing by a frustrated operative and not something ordered from the top, but the Clinton campaign has so far been marked by a cohesive messaging unit that you don't exactly believe someone came up with this alone. Up until now their message discipline has been an asset, not a liability.

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