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Those loyal to the Clintons take note of those who were not
By Mark Leibovich Published: June 11, 2008

WASHINGTON: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was gracious in her full-throated endorsement of Senator Barack Obama. But that does not mean all is forgiven by others in the Clinton universe.

For proof, look no further than Doug Band, chief gatekeeper to former President Bill Clinton.

Band keeps close track of the past allies and beneficiaries of the Clintons who supported Obama's campaign, three Clinton associates and campaign officials said. Indeed, he is widely known as a member of the Clinton inner circle whose memory is particularly acute on the matter of who has been there for the couple — and who has not.

"The Clintons get hundreds of requests for favors every week," said Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "Clearly, the people you're going to do stuff for in the future are the people who have been there for you."

McAuliffe, who knows of Band's diligent scorekeeping, emphasized that "revenge is not what the Clintons are about." The accounting is more about being practical, he said, adding, "You have to keep track of this."

Band, who declined to comment, is hardly alone in tallying those considered to have crossed the former candidate or the former president in recent months by supporting Obama. As the Obama bandwagon has swelled, so have the lists of people Clinton loyalists regard as some variation of "ingrate," "traitor" or "enemy," according to the associates and campaign officials, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.

Philippe Reines, a spokesman for both Clintons, said neither kept any specific catalog of those believed to have wronged them. "There is no list," Reines said.

The lists maintained by supporters tend to be less formal documents than spoken diatribes, with offenders' names spat forth in rants, gripe sessions and post-mortems.

Several names and entities are common among various list makers. The lineup invariably begins with A-list members like Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico; Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, the House Democratic whip; Gregory Craig, Bill Clinton's lawyer in his impeachment and trial; David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist; Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri; and several Kennedys. Some members of the Democratic Party's rules committee, the state of Iowa and the caucus system in general are also near the top.
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  • tess 2008/06/12 23:46:04
    She is so cool, she loves everybody
    tess
  • Friday tess 2008/06/13 00:03:13
    Friday
    "It takes a Village"! Hay! Get Steny out of the picture Damn it!..... err pease!!
  • Tracy 2008/06/12 05:08:55
    None of the above
    Tracy
    Grow the hell up! grow
  • Friday Tracy 2008/06/12 11:35:02
    Friday
    +1
    EXPOSED!!!.....Your one of those "operatives" on this site that submits names to the Hillary "Hit List" Machine! Stop you nasty subversive activity immediately or we will all vote for Barack! hillary hit list machine nasty subversive activity immediately vote barack
  • Tracy Friday 2008/06/12 14:53:50
    Tracy
    +1
    I'm voting obama anyway moron!
  • Friday Tracy 2008/06/12 14:59:17
    Friday
    I'm voting for the moron too!
  • Suicide is Painless~<3 Rev~<3 2008/06/12 03:41:32
    I want to be on the list!
    Suicide is Painless~<3 Rev~<3
    What is she going to do to me?
  • Friday Suicide... 2008/06/12 03:45:22
    Friday
    If your on the list you will plead for "suicide"!
  • Suicide... Friday 2008/06/12 03:53:21
    Suicide is Painless~<3 Rev~<3
    Yes because Hillary is such a frightening person -_-
  • SparkleyPie 2008/06/12 02:44:59
    I want to be on the list!
    SparkleyPie
    Where do I sign up?
  • Friday Sparkle... 2008/06/12 03:08:22
    Friday
    +1
    No need to apply! Her operatives have been monitoring this site. If you used "negative Language" about her you could be on the list! Only you would know, so look over your shoulder, if you must! Good luck, if you are on the list. Many have suffered, few have survived!
  • sadiesmom 2008/06/12 02:43:12
    None of the above
    sadiesmom
    WHAAAA?????
  • Sumo- Living for the new year! 2008/06/12 02:39:33
    I should be but I'm not talking about it!
    Sumo- Living for the new year!
    +3
    Hillary who?
  • Friday Sumo- L... 2008/06/12 03:10:34
    Friday
    You can be smug! but if your name is on the list, your smile will be turned upside down! smug list smile turned upside
  • Sumo- L... Friday 2008/06/12 15:43:42
    Sumo- Living for the new year!
    So your on the list.
  • Friday Sumo- L... 2008/06/12 17:34:36
    Friday
    YES I AM!....... and I live in FEAR!
  • Sumo- L... Friday 2008/06/12 17:36:02
    Sumo- Living for the new year!
    What did you do?
  • Friday Sumo- L... 2008/06/12 17:42:30
    Friday
    +1
    I sent BHO $1,990.00 and Hillary $10.00! That did it!
  • Sumo- L... Friday 2008/06/12 17:46:54
    Sumo- Living for the new year!
    LOL poor hillary. :(
  • Denny 2008/06/12 02:29:41
    I want to be on the list!
    Denny
    +1
    Is this the same list Nixon had but updated?
  • Friday Denny 2008/06/12 02:34:23
    Friday
    +2
    Those guys are dead! This is a new "Clinton list", guys dead clinton list even though a lot from their old list are also dead!!
  • ☺that's... Denny 2008/06/12 02:44:03
    ☺that's all she wrote...
    +1
    Those lists are mutually exclusive.

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