‘Oh, good grief’: WaPo hires entrenched Dem John Podesta for political insight on D.C., Trump admin

Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta has been hired by The Washington Post as a columnist.

…a fitting hire, given the newspaper’s new tagline” “Democracy dies in darkness.

In his new role, Podesta “will provide commentary and analysis on the intersection of politics and policy, the Trump administration and the future of the Democratic Party,” The Post said in a statement, according to Politico.

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While somewhat perplexing to understand how a Democrat can offer insight into how a Republican administration might work, that’s the story line The Post is sticking to.

“No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta,” Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt said in a statement.

“His long experience in Congress, inside two Democratic White Houses and on the front lines of numerous presidential campaigns, will offer readers vital insight into Washington and politics at the start of a new era.”

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The reaction on social media suggests it’s getting harder and harder for the media to shock folks. At the same time, Podesta has yet to live down Pizza-gate, the conspiracy theory that emerged after his hacked emails allegedly contained coded messages tied to a child sex ring operated through pizzerias.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:


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