When you live in DC, and are involved in advocacy, it's inevitable you will cross paths with other advocates. Over the years I've crossed paths with Donna Brazile a number of times. I've found her to be a straight talker -- not in a "McSame" way, but in a way you can trust. And that is why this post is so distressing to me.
A young woman from Ohio sent an email to Brazile, urging her to use her influence as a member of the Rules Committee, to seat the MI and FL delegates. It's a sentiment, as a former Florida resident, I support.
And while the letter might not have been as "politically correct" as it could have been, it certainly came across as respectful and sincere. So how did Brazile respond? Before I post the message let me say again that if this is indeed Donna's response I find it very distressing.
From: "Donna Brazile" Add Mobile AlertPlease go read the message from Natalie and let me know if you think this was an appropriate response.
RE: This Race
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 07:58:35 -0400
As of today, I am not going to respond to any more anti American, Anti Democratic emails. Have a nice day.
I am sorry because you are sincere, but the Hillary forces are uncivil, repugnant and vile. When you come up for air and would like to email a person who cares about America and not just a personality, I will respond.
Thanks for your time and your interest.