The Hillary Emails, Part 3: More Press collusion
From H <[email protected]> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:44 AM To: [email protected] Subject Fw. From Gallup.Com: Hillary Clinton Maintains Near Record-High Favorability
From: Lanny Davis Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 05:34 PM To: H Subject: Re: From Gallup-Cant: Hillary Clinton Maintains Near Record-High Favorability
I knew you would say that! But of course I asked first – so I won’t. So here is what I was going to write:
1. She is a hard worker – and people appreciate hard work.
2. She is fact-driven – and people appreciate someone who stido to the facts.
3. She is sensitive to the perspective of others – she doesn’t impugn motives and respects the interests of others – as was said about Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird”: “she can wale in other peoples shoes and see the world through their eyes.”
4. She Is a gracious person – the most important quality for a successful diplomat.
So now you are the only reader of these words! (Unless you change your mind).
So proud of you, Hillary – when President Clinton and I talked about my PBS column (I think I mentioned he called me, which was a great thing 0, we both reflected on how great a Secretary of State – and person – you are.
From: H (mailto:[email protected]) Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 04:13 PM To: Lanny Davis Subject: Re: From Gallup.Com: Hillary Clinton Maintains Near Record-High Favorability
I’m afraid anything you write will be suspect in light of our long relationship!
From: Lanny 3. Davis Sent Monday, May Zt, ant UDLIV rei To: H Subject: Fw: From Gallup.Com: Hillary Clinton maintains Near Record-High Favorability
Hi H—So why am I not surprised? Am writing about the reasons why this is so in Purple Nation column — ok? I won’t embarrass you or make comparisons to others, promise. Lanny
Finn: Gallup News I Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 02:37 PM
Original Message —From: James Rubin Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 04:57 PM To: H Subject: Dinner in NYC
Hope your travels have been less brutal than they look. I know it has been a while since we spoke of this, but I still think it would be good for you to have an informal setting to talk to some influential new York city writers and opinionators. So, I would propose to host a smallish dinner when your calendar permits in the coming weeks with the following people who I know well enough to trust some level of discretion for an off the record dinner that would allow you to provide an account of some of the highs and even some lows of policy making on Libya , china, Iran, the Arab spring and the Israel Palestinian issue. They are: Eleanor Randolph and carol Giacomo from the New York times editorial board, Richard Cohen of Washington post, David Remnick and Rick Hertzberg from the New Yorker, Leon Wieseltier and Frank Foer from the New Republic, Tina Brown from Newsweek, my wife from CNN and ABC, and maybe one or two others like Tom Brokaw.
The point is not to create news stories, but to ensure when these people deliver their inevitable assessments of your term as Secretary they have an appreciation of some of the difficulties and complexities.
All best, Jamie