Andrews Made Clinton’s Crap List

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Rob AndrewsLest you make the mistake of assuming that only Republicans deal out political retribution, Save Jerseyans, probably because you’ve been watching far too much MSNBC, here’s a reminder that the likely Democrat nominee in 2016 is a Machiavellian virtuoso.

Politico’s Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes published a piece on Sunday evening detailing an alleged Clinton political “hit list,” in spreadsheet form, categorizing politicians based upon whether they betrayed Hilldawg by endorsing Barack Obama in 2008. A familiar New Jersey name made an appearance:

“There was a special circle of Clinton hell reserved for people who had endorsed Obama or stayed on the fence after Bill and Hillary had raised money for them, appointed them to a political post or written a recommendation to ice their kid’s application to an elite school. On one early draft of the hit list, each Democratic member of Congress was assigned a numerical grade from 1 to 7, with the most helpful to Hillary earning 1s and the most treacherous drawing 7s. The set of 7s included Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), as well as Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Baron Hill (D-Ind.) and Rob Andrews (D-N.J.).” [Emphasis Added.]

Rep. Andrews’s comments of June 3, 2008 apparently sealed his fate in Clinton purgatory:

“There have been signals coming out of the Clinton campaign that have racial overtones that indeed disturb me. … I had a private conversation with a high-ranking person in the campaign … that used a racial line of argument that I found very disconcerting.”