Nothing Personal, Just Business
Al Gore confesses to Steve Jobs:
Al's like, "Trust me, I spent eight years living in close proximity to these people and I can assure you, Tipper and I were terrified the entire time. You know how people talk about someone who'll stop at nothing? That's the Clintons. They run the party. They own it. And one thing they made perfectly clear was that this is going to be Hillary's year. We all got the word. Kerry got a call. So did I. Stay the fuck out of the race. Frankly, I didn't need the call, and they knew it, but they made it anyway. It's how they do things. Sure, they'd allow nutbags like Kucinich to run and make it look like a race. Edwards got to stay in so that Hillary would have a smarmy lawyer type prick to beat up on stage, which always goes over big with the man-haters who make up the core of her base. Plus he had the wife being sick thing to give him an out. Basically the deal was that if Edwards really started getting some momentum they'd give him a choice -- bow out saying your wife needed you, or end up in a park, ruled a suicide.
Read the whole thing, but not where the boss can hear you.