January 11, 2010

BACKSTABBING: “Once upon a time there was an unwritten rule in politics: When you go to work on a campaign – especially when you serve in the capacity of campaign manager – you are essentially like a lawyer or doctor, meaning you are expected to be discreet and keep things confidential (at least, for a while). Today, a new ethos has arisen: cash in, write a book, trash other people’s books, cover your own backside, even at the expense of your ex-candidate. Unfortunately, this is the school Schmidt has enrolled in.” Two questions: (1) Why don’t candidates make people sign nondisclosure agreements? and (2) Does Schmidt expect to get more work now? From whom, exactly?

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