Will Hillary point her finger and say, “I never told that gay General Kerr to call CNN with that question”? At least this takes the focus off Hillary for a few days, and now with the writers strike, no more Democratic debates until the Iowa caucus. Could they have planned it any better?
Hillary honcho Howard Wolfson has stated, “Keith Kerr is not a campaign employee and was not acting on behalf of the campaign.”Chris Matthews, a guest during the segment at the time, was unimpressed.CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well “employee” could be a weasel word, too. I mean, he’s not being paid? Well that’s not the question that was asked.Note also what Wolfson didn’t say. He didn’t claim the Clinton campaign was unaware of what Kerr was up to, nor did he say that the campaign hadn’t encouraged him to do this. “Not acting on behalf of the campaign” is a meaningless non-denial denial.
Editor’s Note (Ken Shepherd 08:18): It should be noted that CNN’s Anderson Cooper quipped in a recent interview with Townhall’s Mary Katharine Ham that “campaign operatives are people too,” justifying political hacks posing questions at debate forums.
This fits in with Novak’s reference to “Agents” of Hillary Clinton.