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Weiner’s Staff Wanted To Get Close To Hillary

From the New York Daily News:

Anthony Weiner intern reveals why she, fellows joined New York mayoral campaign

By Olivia Nuzzi | July 30, 2013

My reasons for joining Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign were not complicated. Since high school, I had interned for political campaigns in New Jersey. One morning, several of my friends sent me links to the same online ad for the Weiner campaign, seeking applications for internships.

They thought it would be educational and entertaining. How right they were. My education began very quickly.

“I’m here because of Huma,” Clay Adam Wade, a junior staffer, explained to me. The sentiment was repeated to me again by some fellow interns.

Their hope was to make a connection with Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and thus forge a potential connection to her longtime boss, Hillary Clinton, to get an inside track for a campaign position if she ran for president in 2016.

This is how Clay explained it to me… “I thought if I could only ride this out to the very end, perhaps I could network with Ms. Abedin and, in a few years, secure myself a spot in Secretary Clinton’s all-but-certain bid for the presidency. It was a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” …

Such starry-eyed idealism, huh? These kids just want to get into positions of power.

Who would work on a campaign like this?

It has been reported that Weiner had difficulty hiring veteran operatives. His choice of a campaign manager led to the headline, “Weiner Said to Hire Relative Unknown to Run Mayoral Campaign.” …

There were a lot of short résumés around the office. The candidate sometimes seemed inexperienced, too.

There was the time when he called his 20 interns into a cramped office, and boasted that if we told him our names and one fact about ourselves, he could correctly identify all of us. He went around the room, then went back to the first intern, and tried to remember her name.

“Monica,” he said. No, it was Stephanie. Then he called me “Monica.” Wrong again.

He got the next three interns’ names wrong, and then called the whole thing off…

Paging Doctor Freud. Clearly, Mr. Weiner had a certain intern named Monica on his mind.

I left after a month to begin taking summer classes.

I know one staff member who quit because, he told me, he was paid less than a third of what he had been promised. A lot of people in the office are probably thinking they only got a fraction of what they were promised, too.

So Weiner is stiffing his interns? Well, that’s what they get for believing the promises of a Democrat. Just look at what happened to Sydney Leathers, whose loyalty was bought with the never fulfilled promises of a job (at the Politico) and free housing.

It’s the Democrat way.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Weiner’s Staff Wanted To Get Close To Hillary”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    The delictae balance of Jack, getting off a horse and parsing words comes to mind

  2. canary says:

    The only reason Weiner married Huma Abedin was to get close to the Clintons. Wasn’t it Bill Clinton who introduced the two of them and not Hillary.

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