This week’s Friday IMterview brings us Howard Wolfson, the multifarious Hillary aide, consultant to the New York State Democratic Party, and partner in the White-House-in-Exile political consulting firm the Glover Park Group. We discussed Jeanine, Hillary, the Democrats, and the difficulty of working in his business when you’ve lost your voice; he’s been mute for most of the week.
Here’s the interview, with a couple of typos corrected and a couple of lines moved around for clarity:
benobserver: [A]re you only doing this IM interview because you’ve lost your voice? And is being a communications specialist difficult when you have no voice?
[wolfson]: its a very weird feeling
[wolfson]: its now been days
[wolfson]: perhaps if anyone has any home remedies…..
benobserver: Jeanine pirro, john spencer, ed cox: who does hillary want to run against?
[wolfson]: she is too focused on serving the people of NY to have a preference
[wolfson]: at some point we know the GOP will decide on a nominee
[wolfson]: but thats their call
benobserver: And what do you make of Jeanine’s campaign? Could this be some devious stunt designed to lull you into complacency?
[wolfson]: i dont imagine this was the way her supporters thought it would go
benobserver: Ok. Favorite Pirro campaign moment so far?
[wolfson]: how can i choose
benobserver: cmon. pick one.
benobserver: Over to Hillary. Is she backing off her support for the war?
[wolfson]: she has been completely consistent
[wolfson]: readers can look at her statement and see for themselves
benobserver: Isn’t there a difference between “standing by” her vote and “taking responsibility” for it?
[wolfson]: they sound the same to me
benobserver: In your state Dems role,
benobserver: is it a relief to see another political party in even worse shape?
[wolfson]: they do seem to be having some difficulties