Now it seems this "crisis manager" is facing a bit of hot water of his own.
Note to Dems: If the crisis is a fire, you don't pour more gas on the fire, but it's no shocker here that this is exactly what you get from a handpicked Obama administration official. Hopefully Podesta never mans a suicide hotline.
Podesta, whose official mandate includes enforcement of numerous executive orders on emissions and the environment, suggested as much when he spoke with me earlier this fall about Obama’s team. “They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress,” he told me.
So they didn't really want a "crisis manager" or anybody capable of lessening a divide amongst the parties... they're really just looking for another willing foot soldier to throw more mud from the White House trenches. It's pretty clear they're just looking for a clean-up guy capabale of minimizing the impact of deserved slams against Obama by in turn smearing the opposition a la Clinton and the stained blue dress.
They didn't need a problem solver, they needed fresh propaganda, and apparently look to achieve that from a fossil named Podesta that considers Republicans the equivelent of a 70's communist cult (durp).