The Wikileaks disclosures have confirmed what many voters believe about Washington as insiders craft dishonest accounts, betray friends, and coordinate with the media to engineer elections. It is the Game of Thrones without the redeeming characters. However, one of the most raw passages of alleged double-dealing comes from an email sent by Vice President Joe Biden’s closest aide to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. In the email, Klain pledges fealty to Clinton and seems to remind Podesta that he paid dearly to show his allegiance . . . by helping guarantee “the Biden demise.” While not reported in the mainstream media, the Washington Times and conservative sites have been reporting a surprise email exchange. I cannot find a response from Klain as to whether this is an authentic email or what he allegedly meant by the exchange.
Klain, who served as chief of staff to Biden, sent an email to Podesta during the period that Biden was considering a run and the Clinton campaign was deeply worried about giving the voters an alternative in the primary. Klein is quoted as saying “It’s been a little hard for me to play such a role in the Biden demise – and I am definitely dead to them — but I’m glad to be on Team HRC, and glad that she had a great debate last night.”
Since Biden was still considering a run, it is not clear what “demise” Klain is referencing. However, the email is another fascinating insight into the shifting allegiances in Washington and the need to prove fealty with the Lannisters or Starks or Clintons or whatever family is on the rise among the Seven Kingdoms of Washington’s own Game of Thrones.