I’m no professional political strategist, but I think I’m beginning to have an inkling that one way to run a successful campaign is not to hire strategists who will bleed you dry while torpedoing your chances. Am I going out on a limb? I don’t think so:

The high-priced senior consultants to Mrs. Clinton, of New York, have emerged as particular targets of complaints, given that they conceived and executed a political strategy that has thus far proved unsuccessful.
The firm that includes Mark Penn, Mrs. Clinton’s chief strategist and pollster, and his team collected $3.8 million for fees and expenses in January; in total, including what the campaign still owes, the firm has billed more than $10 million for consulting, direct mail and other services, an amount other Democratic strategists who are not affiliated with either campaign called stunning.

Mark Penn’s firm charged Hillary’s campaign 3.8 million dollars in January? Really? That’s one month! One month in which her campaign basically augered into the ground! In exchange for crappy spin and inept campaigning she paid this man the equivalent of a middle-of-the-line private airplane? What an amazing gig this guy has. Never won anything, terrible at his job, gets paid truly exorbitant amounts of money for the privilege. He should be appointed head of FEMA.

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