What is it with the Hillary camp and the food metaphors?Leaked emails from July’s DNC leak have revealed that the Hillary camp referred to their outreach to Hispanics as “taco bowl outreach, ” and the recent Wikileaks hack revealed that was hardly all.
A newly released email between John Podesta and Hillary Clinton reveals Podesta had an interesting way to categorize her potential VP picks, before Kaine was chosen.
As CBS News reported: A March 2016 email from John Podesta to Hillary Clinton contained a long list for vice presidential candidates, compiled by Podesta and Clinton’s top advisers. “I have organized names in rough food groups,” he wrote, according to a release by WikiLeaks that was obtained through the hacking of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account.
The list of 39 names included some of the most successful business people in the world: former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, GE CEO Mary Barra, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, among others.Prominent black politicians who made the list were New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
There were several women elected officials on the list — mostly senators: Elizabeth Warren, Debbie Stabenow, Jeanne Shaheen — who was also governor of New Hampshire — Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Baldwin, Amy Klobuchar and Claire McCaskill.
Hispanic politicians who made the long list were Julian Castro, Tom Perez, Ken Salazar, Xavier Becerra and Eric Garcetti (the LA mayor is Jewish, Italian and Mexican).Gen. John Allen (ret.), former Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen (ret.) and Adm. Bill McRaven (ret.), who also served as U.S. Special Operations commander, offered strong national security credentials.
The white male contingent was made up of a few senators — Michael Bennet, Sherrod Brown,Here’s the email in question below, courtesy of , Martin Heinreich and Chris Murphy, as well as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is an old Clinton friend going back decades, and Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Wikileaks.
I can’t imagine what oversensitive liberals will have to say about this. As outraged as they’d be if a Republican did the same (remember Mitt Romney’s binders?), most certainly the media will keep quiet on this.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]