She has one, it would appear. The story is appalling; no one needs to tell me that politics ain’t beanbag, and no one needs to tell me that politicians reward friends and punish opponents all the time. But is it really necessary to consider politicians “enemies”? And are there actually politicians out there who are gauche enough to keep a spreadsheet of enemies?
. . . Clinton aides exulted in schadenfreude when their enemies faltered. Years later they would joke about the fates of folks who they felt had betrayed them.
“Bill Richardson: investigated; John Edwards: disgraced by scandal; Chris Dodd: stepped down,” one said to another. “Ted Kennedy,” the aide continued, lowering his voice to a whisper for the punch line, “dead.”
How many people are actually comfortable with this kind of mentality and political team in the White House? And how many people are comfortable with this vindictive a politician in the Oval Office?