Hillary has an enemies list and I’m not on it? Has she forgotten all those things I said in the ’90s already? Anyway:
The list included rankings, with those who were considered the most egregious traitors by Clinton loyalists receiving the worst possible score of 7 on a point scale.
Then-Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who would ultimately succeed Clinton as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, was among those receiving the blackest of black marks, according to the book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Politico’s Jonathan Allen.
So too was Kerry’s Senate colleague from Massachusetts, Edward Kennedy, who died in 2009. Also on the political hit-list were Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) as well as Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.).
There’s going to be a night of long knives sometime this year or next. But looking at the list, those are mostly yesterday’s Democrats. The question is if the up-and-comers will line up behind Clinton, or become starstruck with somebody new.