Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile is coming out with a new tell-all book about the chaos at the DNC during the 2016 campaign. On Thursday, she revealed a section of it at Politico. What emerges from the excerpt is a picture of Brazile as heroine (of course), Hillary Clinton as villainess, Debbie Wasserman Schultz as incompetent and lazy, and Barack Obama as the unnamed cancer that ate away at the center of the party.
Here are 7 revelations from Brazile’s piece:
1. Brazile Is Rather Self-Aggrandizing. Brazile portrays herself as a Hercule Poirot sussing out malfeasance at the DNC, then steeling herself with God and soul to inform the unfortunate Bernie Sanders that he had been jobbed. “Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music,” Brazile writes. “I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.” This comes from the same lady who leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton to disadvantage Sanders.
2. Wasserman Schultz Was A Disaster Who Turned Over The Party To Hillary. Here’s Brazile:
My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.