Skip to comments.Former Joe Biden aide writes angry tell-all
Posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Adding another wild-card to the 2012 campaigns final days, a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden has written a tell-all Washington memoir in which he lacerates the former Delaware senator as an egomaniacal autocrat who was determined to manage his staff through fear.
The book is hardly an objective study of the vice president, however. Author Jeff Connaughton, a Biden Senate staffer turned lobbyist, is by his own admission deeply disillusioned with the capital and embittered about his experience with the man who inspired him to enter politics.
Connaughton wrote The Payoff, which came out last month, in the fashion of guilt-racked whistle-blower: he was a party to a corrupt system and now wants to blow the lid off the game.
I came to D.C. a Democrat and left a plutocrat, he confesses.
As chief of staff to former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.), Bidens successor, Connaughton was radicalized by his unsuccessful experience trying to get an amendment to the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill that would have broken up the countrys largest banks. So he left Washington politics and wrote what he believes is the unvarnished truth about the countrys political system. The big reveal: Big banks control both parties.
Its time people understand why and how Wall Street always wins, Connaughton writes at the outset of his book.
He is harshly critical of his own party and the Obama administration, arguing that the president is no different than most other Washington Democrats in his willingness to kowtow to Wall Street.
President Obama and Biden, he writes, are both financially illiterate.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
egomaniacal autocrat = pain in the arse
Definitely Not on Oprah’s Book of the Month selection list..
The slap downs just keep on coming.
I know this through a friend whose business partner got dumped by Biden after a brief affair.
So, he's also a horndog.
Aw, this is a shock. Joe’s always seemed like such a genuinely nice, kind, sincere guy. /s
They found it? Each time?
Whether the book is objective or not, I'd bet most everyone believes that as well as in other categories. LOL!
And he’s got a GREAT sense of humor!
Nothing like observing ZombieCrats eating one another. Washington stooge and insider wannabe trashing his former boss, The Gaffe-O’-Matic. Gotta love it.
Any idiot that believes “banks control” anything is suspect.
This is yet another left wing moron that is just pissed we aren’t left wing enough.
I’m sure, along with the “banks”, he blames “the jews”.
Sounds like a putz to me.
Nice to see it in print, nonetheless.
Coming from Politico, that's really pretty funny.
I don’t know why this guy thought Biden would give him a helping hand, since he’s a cheapskate when it comes to charities.
both financially illiterate.
As was their hero, FDR, whose playbook they have been using.
Are you SERIOUS??? SLOW JOE is CHEATING on JILLY the DOCTOR?? WHO would want that Certifiable Insane person anywhere NEAR them??? Really, Joe Bite Me is SCARY.
He's got a good boy phone and a naughty boy phone...
I forgot about that!
He’s got a good boy phone and a naughty boy phone.
And Jill (miss Phd in English) probably bought them for him.
And he was always the "smartest man in the room," and he'd demand that everyone know it.
Ugh, I couldn't stand the guy just for his work with John Chaffee and Howard Metzenbaum in the senate to outlaw gun ownership.
We all knew Joey B was a POS 40 years ago.
After this election we’re going to see a Sea Change in political information. This will be the death of the old media and the rise of the new within the mainstream. The silent majority is rising fast and it is fear that finally woke them up. I’ve been digging for news for 25 years and shut off the MSM so many years ago I can’t remember. Few people are left that believe a Good Morning America or CNN broadcast. Just 5 years ago they were highly trusted. Now people openly laugh in cafes and bars at the MSM lies.
former Delaware senator as an egomaniacal autocrat who was determined to manage his staff through fear.
The laugh-gaffe master is a jerk-wad boss?
I could see that. He is a small man. No virtues.
My nephew was in the service with a former military attache who had been assigned to Al Gore
Said he was the biggest SOB he ever worked for
Those democrat Veeps and politicians in general are just great human beings
Maybe after they lose they can throw all they money into a bed & breakfast like McGovern.
AKA .... douchetastic.
I'd make that "Abysmally Ignorant" to cover all the eventualities.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
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