I think KT aide William O’Reilly has been taking notes from Ben Smith.
Here’s what Ben wrote on March 22 in The Observer:
[Spencer’s] suggestion that Mrs. Clinton’s hidden hand has influenced the Republican primary process wasn’t far off. It’s just that far from conspiring against the plainspoken Mr. Spencer, Mrs. Clinton has helped turn him into the front-runner for the Republican nomination to oppose her.
And here’s O’Reilly speaking in today’s AP story:
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign team obviously would prefer to run against John Spencer, so they are taking potshots at KT McFarland every chance they get,” said McFarland aide William O’Reilly. “It’s the right strategy for them.”
– Tom McGeveran