Skip to comments.Meet Maggie Williams, Hillary Clinton's new campaign manager
Posted on 02/11/2008 5:18:56 AM PST by ricks_place
WASHINGTON - Among Billaryland's inner circle, Maggie Williams is renowned as the ultimate Hillary loyalist, fierce and unwavering in her devotion for nearly 25 years.
As the First Lady's chief of staff, her office was in the West Wing, right next to Hillary's.
Her title gave away the extent of her clout: assistant to the President as well as Hillary's gatekeeper and chief enforcer.
Even detractors agree with her admirers that Williams would go to the mat for Hillary.
A Kansas City native, Williams, 53, was a central player in the Clinton damage-control machine during the White House years.
In 1995, a uniformed Secret Service officer swore under oath he saw her leave White House lawyer and Hillary confidant Vince Foster's office carrying documents after Foster committed suicide. Williams denied it.
She ran up more than $100,000 in legal bills defending Hillary in various investigations.
A former aide to Reps. Morris Udall of Arizona and Robert Torricelli (later senator) of New Jersey, Williams' ties to Hillary date to when they both were at the Children's Defense Fund in the 1980s.
After the Clintons left the White House, Williams was named president of Fenton Communications, a leading public relations and consulting firm.
When Bill and Hillary Clinton made remarks before the South Carolina primary that offended African-Americans, the campaign put her on the airwaves to try to quell the uproar.
"She's never run a political campaign, but she has run a staff and isn't afraid to crack heads,"
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>> Williams would go to the mat for Hillary.
I thought Huma was the one who went to the mat for Hillary.
Now that I see their pictures, I think I know what the real problem was. BILL YOU DOG YOU!
Damage control.....Do we really want these creeps back in our White House. In my humble opinion, if you need damage control, get the h out of public office.
No men in the Clinton campaign, I see... Except Bill, and he’s one too many.
Wasn’t she the one who went into Vince Foster’s office and cleaned it out before the FBI could get in there to investigate?
Williams would go to the mat for Hillary?...............Nope....ain’t gonna do it, no siree!.............
Except Bill,............nope, still no men.......
A desperate attempt to get some of the black-American vote. See, we have a friends who’s black. A Costanza moment. I wonder if they call her “the Exterminator”.
“Hillary wins Hispanic vote with campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle but needs black vote so hires Maggie Williams!”
EXACTLY! How transparent!
From Frank Rich’s column...(one of the few times I’ll ever quote Rich)
“Black America has largely deserted the Clintons. In her California primary victory, Mrs. Clinton drew only 19 percent of the black vote”
“The campaigns other most potent form of currency remains its thick deck of race cards.”
It's really pathetic that the Clinton's needed someone to serve as a "damage-control machine." That's the same kind of administration that Hillary would give us too. Do we really want a President who needs people to run "damage control" for them? That really gives us a walk down memory lane doesn't it? Like any of us could ever forget the Clinton days. LOL
Hillary couldn’t find anybody to take the job. She is in deep deep do-do........Obama is kicking her prodigious butt all over the demographic map.....Unless she can arm twist the superdelegates that are left with the 900 FBI files, she is a goner.........
Clinton Won Easily, but Bankroll Shows the Toll
New York Times, The (NY) - November 21, 2006
Author: ANNE E. KORNBLUT and JEFF ZELENY ; Suevon Lee contributed reporting.
Since 2001, when she took office, Mrs. Clinton has spent at least $36 million on her re-election. For 2005 and 2006 through Oct. 18, she spent $29.5 million; a final tally will not be available until next month.
At that level, she spent nearly twice as much as Senator Charles E. Schumer, her Democratic colleague from New York, did in his 2004 re-election campaign, when he spent $15.5 million and won 71 percent of the vote, four points more than Mrs. Clinton won this year.
For her money, Mrs. Clinton also won a slightly smaller percentage of the vote in New York this year than did Eliot Spitzer in his successful race for governor. Mr. Spitzer, who raised nearly $41 million for his campaign, won 69 percent of the vote.
Mark Penn, Mrs. Clinton ‘s pollster and longtime adviser, received at least $1.1 million. Mandy Grunwald, her longtime communications strategist, received more than $930,000. Hudson Media Partners, an offshoot of the Glover Park Group consulting firm where two prominent Clinton advisers, Howard Wolfson and Gigi Georges, work, received nearly $200,000.
Campaign aides said much of the consulting work went toward building a donor list that would be vital in a presidential race. But they did not specify the work done by each of the consultants or say exactly how much of the money they received went to preparing for a presidential run rather than Mrs. Clinton ‘s Senate re-election. And the figures have raised eyebrows among the people who raise money for her.
A close friend of Mrs. Clinton , Maggie Williams , received a $37,500 consulting fee, paid to her firm, Griffin Williams Critical Point Management, at the end of July.
Asked what the payment was for, Mrs. Clinton ‘s campaign aides checked and subsequently responded that the payment had been a mistake. They said it should have been for less than $5,000 to reimburse Ms. Williams , who served as chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton in the White House, for travel costs. They said Ms. Williams would return the extra money. Ms. Williams , who was said by Mrs. Clinton ‘s aides to be traveling, did not return a call to her office.
Paging Betty Currie.
Yeah, folks. Step right up and vote for “damage control” candidate.
I hope you are right on. There is not another political couple that I would like to see gone. They have wasted to much of America’s time with all their bs. Why would anyone want to sign up to view more of their lawsuits, etc,etc, etc!
Yeah, imagine an all-feminist White House and how that would go over...
I've gotten them confused. I could swear there was an Ann Williams...caucasian, school marm type, no nonsense, etc..
Guys, I nominate a new member to our club.
Sounds like a recipe for success to me...
Her involvement in Vince Foster's unfortunate mishap in a remote DC park is also malodorous. She was apparently involved in sanitizing Vince's office of all White Water evidence, and had at least a minor role in the mysterious "suicide" note caper.
Hillary must think she's in real trouble to bring in a fixer like Maggie.
The perky Katie Couric, following a Hillary campaign piece on "60 Minutes" last night, mentioned that Hillary has a new campaign manager, but did not mention Maggie Williams' name as being the replacement.
Was Maggie part of the "suborn perjury" cavalcade of stars, or did she simply practice the "poor memory" defense?
Why has she been in France all this time?
Yes, she’s Barney Frank’s sister.
David Fenton again. The most dangerous man nobody's ever heard of...
OKAY, thinking like a DemocRAT....What I don't get is that Hitlery needs Hispanic votes to take Texas. The states where blacks can have influence are done except for Virginia, and it seems to late to stop Obama there now. So again, thinking like a RAT, Obama goes into Texas, promises driver licenses to Tio Philipe, which Hitlery is against (before she was for), and he takes Texas.
Maybe I shouldn't try to think like a DemocRAT.
No, she'll go to the carpet for Clinton. Williams will go to the mat.
“I thought Huma was the one who went to the mat for Hillary.”
She only goes to the carpet for Hillary.
Sorry, you asked for it.
Let's put this out there: In other words Williams was over-paid. But Williams did not mention it. She kept it. Until it was questioned by others and then investigated and found to be a "mistake." She was well aware of what her fee should have been, I am sure. But when she got $37,500 (or her "firm" received it) she was silent and did not return the extra money on her own! Is that the picture?
What does that say about character and honesty regarding this woman, and all associated with Hillary? So, has the money been returned, and to whom?
It would be VERY INTERESTING to find out who/what organization made such a huge "mistake." Or was it a mistake at all? Was it a way to channel money somehow to Hillary by paying Williams under the guise of a "consulting fee?" When dealing with any of the players in the Clinton camp, nothing is surprising...and everything that that they do is is suspicious. They are the Covert Clinton Clan - there is nothing they do that is forthright and upfront.
heh heh... you said carpet... I'm surprised it took 30 posts to get the response I was expecting! Maybe it wasn't as funny as I thought it was.
"Meet Maggie Wiulliams? No, thanks. I've met her already!"
Channel money to opposition reseach!?
(2) Changing campaign directors like this is generally a desperation move. So was whining about the FL and MI primaries.
(3) If she strongarms superdelegates to give her a nomination she did not win by a standard delegate count, it will be taken very, very badly by the Democrat rank and file.
(4) While Obama has a better chance of defeating McCain than Clinton does, in my opinion, if Obama is nominated the Clintons will do everything they can to undermine him, to ensure that she will be the 2012 frontrunner.
There is nothing too low, that this creature would not do regarding the Klintons. Evil is, as Evil does...
What we are seeing here folks is the return of the Dixie Mafia trying to regain the power they so desperately crave since leaving office.
B.L.O.A.T. and keep your powder dry!!! This will be one helluva ride!
Barney Frank's sister. I would have guessed she's Barney's sister.
Yep. That’s the one.
Her problem is that he has no negatives! She has no dirt on him (they tried, and all they got was a elementary school story). They can’t run their campaign in their usual underhanded, dirty, destroy-the-man personally type of way. He wasn’t in their 900 FBI files, so H! was blindsided from the start. The race card was trumped, she was dumped..................
Is the fiber-evidence in yet?
“What I don’t get is that Hitlery needs Hispanic votes to take Texas.”
She’s probably already got as much hispanic vote there that she’ll get, but she’s still nervous they won’t be enough.
Now it’s time to try to sure up votes in Virgina so Obabma doesn’t have another 3 state sweep and try to pick up more black votes in TX.
Worse than that. She is also the one who very neatly avoided testifying before Al D’Amato’s Senate Committee investigation into the Vince Foster “suicide” by going to France to get married just before the hearings began.
Wonder who Maggie’s husband is?
He was Hillary's dogsbody.
He got rid of any problems that popped up by, no doubt, popping them off.
Can’t wait until she finally collapses.
If Obama has more delegates that she does, even 1, but not enough for the nomination, and the convention goes broker, and the kkklintoons pull strings to get the nomination, that arena will be on fire........a suicide nuclear bomb in the Democrat party, self inflicted!.......keep an eye on the “UNCOMMITTED” delegates, they are worth their weight in gold to H! Promise them the moon for their vote, promise them 72 virgins if they have to! Just get those votes! I can hear her screaming at Maggie Williams now!............
Fenton Communications is where all Clintonistas go to wait for the “call”. Its like the bullpen of democrat politics.