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52. Just shows how M4A would benefit all Americans. Non professional? The man was abusive,
Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:16 AM
Feb 2021

and made threats to destroy another person, and not for the first time. Reminiscent of what we have had to deal with for the last 4 years. He made the choice to lose his insurance. I have no sympathy for him and IMO we lost nothing. The American people got Biden elected, he just happened to work on a well run campaign.

During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was “jealous” that an unidentified man in the past had “wanted to fuck” McCammond “and not you.” Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being “jealous” of his relationship with McCammond. (Palmeri had no prior relationship or communication with McCammond before calling her to report on the Playbook item, which was a story that she was assigned and had not independently pursued.)

Ducklo’s threats, spurring multiple conversations between the news outlet and senior-level officials on January 21, including White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, and Biden senior adviser Anita Dunn. In one of those calls, senior White House officials acknowledged that Ducklo’s handling of the call with Palmeri was inappropriate and said he would send a note to her apologizing for the comments. In another conversation, the same White House officials took aim at Palmeri by accusing her of breaking an off-the-record agreement with Ducklo and pressing Politico as to why the contents of the call had been revealed. Palmeri had only informed her editors of the contents of the call, which she had transcribed into her notes as it was happening, after they asked her about it.

I agree Raven123 Feb 2021 #1
Wow Proud liberal 80 Feb 2021 #2
Over an hour later it's 74 recs but questionseverything Feb 2021 #32
So we should excuse bad behavior because the Republicans do? brooklynite Feb 2021 #41
I think it is too early to tell questionseverything Feb 2021 #48
There's a wide spread between "perfect" and abusive behavior. brooklynite Feb 2021 #51
It is a rush to judgement questionseverything Feb 2021 #54
So President Biden "rushed to judgement"? brooklynite Feb 2021 #55
Just shows how M4A would benefit all Americans. Non professional? The man was abusive, Autumn Feb 2021 #52
Biden has standards for his White House BainsBane Feb 2021 #56
This rzemanfl Feb 2021 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Proud liberal 80 Feb 2021 #4
He has resigned. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2021 #5
Good. WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2021 #6
I think he should have resigned immediately leftieNanner Feb 2021 #7
Maybe the pressure of him being terminally ill played into it. Blue_true Feb 2021 #8
Terminally Ill?? leftieNanner Feb 2021 #10
Several people say that he has Stage 4 cancer. Blue_true Feb 2021 #16
Terrible. leftieNanner Feb 2021 #18
He does have stage four terminal lung cancer edhopper Feb 2021 #9
I have to grant that possibility. Blue_true Feb 2021 #12
Where did you hear that it is terminal? W_HAMILTON Feb 2021 #26
It has a 7 percent edhopper Feb 2021 #28
Maybe so, but that is far different than his particular case being declared terminal. W_HAMILTON Feb 2021 #29
What did he do? bamagal62 Feb 2021 #11
He threaten to destroy a reporter and used sexist language toward her. Blue_true Feb 2021 #13
It certainly doesn't justify his conduct, but it may be why the Biden team took more time StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #15
I think his illness had something to do with it StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #14
Good and reasonable perspective. nt Blue_true Feb 2021 #17
He sounds like someone who life has dumped on, considering his health issues. Hoyt Feb 2021 #19
I can see it better now after finding out about his condition. Blue_true Feb 2021 #22
Yeah, I was all for piling on him too until I read the rest of the story. Hoyt Feb 2021 #36
I don't know what his future arrangements are. Blue_true Feb 2021 #37
Are you aware that he has stage IV cancer? mcar Feb 2021 #20
How do you know he had no insurance or that SharonClark Feb 2021 #21
I asked if the OP had given a thought mcar Feb 2021 #23
I understand his health situation now. Blue_true Feb 2021 #24
Thanks Blue_true mcar Feb 2021 #25
If they know that he is likely terminally ill and are gloating, Blue_true Feb 2021 #27
They have to know. mcar Feb 2021 #30
They may not. See what happens in a day or so once word gets out. Blue_true Feb 2021 #31
He actually announced it during the campaign mcar Feb 2021 #33
I see your point. Thanks. nt Blue_true Feb 2021 #34
... mcar Feb 2021 #35
Then put him on medical leave. KentuckyWoman Feb 2021 #43
He was fired BainsBane Feb 2021 #38
Pretty sad story. Blue_true Feb 2021 #39
100% agreement KentuckyWoman Feb 2021 #40
The likely reason they didn't is that he has a sad and powerful backstory. Blue_true Feb 2021 #42
I did and mentioned in a post above KentuckyWoman Feb 2021 #53
Your solution would have worked. Blue_true Feb 2021 #57
Uh, one of the Recs is from a deceased DUer & another one not posting since '16. Tribute/permission? UTUSN Feb 2021 #44
I have no idea. I don't rec my OPs. Blue_true Feb 2021 #45
No reference to you. Just that 2 names smacked me in the eyes. Something's going on? UTUSN Feb 2021 #46
Pinboy and average joe ? I checked to see if they were new names JI7 Feb 2021 #47
The other one, Cleita. Just seems that something odd is going on. I dm-ed the senior host of GD. UTUSN Feb 2021 #49
Pastiche also . Since it's so many of them pretty sure it's an issue with the website . JI7 Feb 2021 #50
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