Well, the pig roast was a huge success -- and I'll have photos just as soon as I can figure out which camera has them. In (un)related news, it seems that some in the Clinton camp are none too pleased that Obama has hired former Clinton staffer Patti Solis Doyle as the Chief of Staff of his eventual V. P. selection. I thought this was a peace offering for Clinton and signalled their openness to selecting here. Not so much (Via Kevin Drum):
"It's a slap in the face," Susie Tompkins Buell, a prominent Clinton backer, said in an interview. "Why would they put somebody that was so clearly ineffective in such a position? It's a message. We get it." She said it was a "calculated decision" by the Obama team to "send a message that she [Clinton] is not being considered for the ticket."
Other Clinton insiders also seethed. "Who can blame Obama for rewarding Patti? He would never be the nominee without her," one person who has worked for both Clintons and remains close to them said. The sentiment reflected what another person in the immediate Clinton orbit described as "shock" that Obama would send such a strong signal that he is not considering Clinton as his runningmate so soon.
Another Hillary supporter puts it even more bluntly: Hiring Solis is the "biggest fuck you I have ever seen in politics."
I'd always thought that the "biggest fuck in politics" looked like this:
But it turns out, it looks more like this: