Donna Brazile is on a tear against the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, but her latest accusations don't simply indicate wrongdoing within the Democrats' 2016 operation — they indicate a total lack of irony.
According to Brazile's new book about the campaign, Hacks, set to be released on Tuesday, Brazile suffered rampant sexism from within the top ranks of Clinton's operation, even as Clinton was herself campaigning to break the ultimate glass ceiling, as the apeothis of modern feminism.
Brazile didn't take the sexism sitting down however. She says it once got so bad on a conference call with most of Clinton's senior aides that she fired back. "Gentlemen, let’s just put our dicks out on the table and see who’s got the bigger one, because I know mine is bigger than all of yours," Brazile claims she told the group before hanging up.
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was, Brazile alleges, the worst offender — Mook, who carefully crafted Clinton's feminist messaging. "He had the habit of nodding when you are talking, leaving you with the impression that he has listened to you, but then never seeming to follow up on what you thought you agreed on.” Brazile writes.
Brazile and Mook's acrimonious relationship came to a head, Brazile says, when she suggested that the DNC hire a temporary CEO to help reform its management structure and organize its financials. When Brazile suggested they take on an interim manager Mook didn't approve of, things got heated — and Brazile says it's because she was a woman, telling men what to do.
"I have worked with men all my life in politics and I can sense when they get to this part about not being able to deal with a woman. This is not a racial thing. This was a gender thing," she says.
Clintonites aren't looking forward to Hacks, but they've done little to counter Brazile's public crusade, lambasting Clinton's campaign for its simultaneous micromanagement and lack of credible strategy. Over the weekend, Team Clinton merely accused Brazile of falling prey to Russian propaganda and Republican fake news.