Most people that have been in the work force for more than a few years have come across the annoying coworker who is constantly sucking up to the boss. Imagine being surrounded by those people, every day, with bosses who eat it up like candy. That’s politics, and Washington, DC is the epicenter of the political world. Hillary Clinton, whose political career has been longer than many American voters have been alive, offers a glimpse into that world through the latest release of her emails. It’s kind of sickening.
There was the revelation that Huma Abedin, Clinton’s aide-de-camp who held down multiple six-figure salaries at outside consulting firms while making $135,000 at State, apparently complains about not getting “paid enough.” Another top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, was seen tattling on a colleague directly to the secretary. “I for one loved that you finally called out the ogrish males on your staff who roll their eyes at womens [sic] issues and events,” Reines wrote to Clinton before calling out one such male staffer by name.
The Reines email might be the second most cringe-inducing document in Washington ever. The top (so far!) prize, however, certainly goes to Clinton lawyer, advocate, and all-around flunky Lanny Davis. In September 2010 Davis sent his “dear friend Hillary” an email with the subject line “Personal - a personal favor.” What follows are two pages of over-the-top praise for the former first lady, more than a healthy dose of self-promotion on Davis’s part, several hand-wringing apologies for even bothering the great and powerful Hillary Clinton with such a terrible request, and four groveling “pleases.”
You have to go and read the whole thing, the entire Davis email is included. Not only did he lavish praise on Hillary, he also had plenty of nice things to say about a good number of Republicans who have been around just as long, if not longer, than she has.