Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired as DNC chair on eve of Philly convention

The signs of panic were everywhere at the Democratic National Committee yesterday, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz was defenestrated in three stages in the wake of release of DNC emails by Wikileaks.  Faced with clear evidence that Schultz and the Democratic Party were sabotaging the Sanders campaign, and fearful of boos and worse from the thousand-plus Sanders delegates on the convention floor should DWS speak, the first stage was to announce that she would not get a speaker’s slot.

But I was among those who immediately suggested that leaving Schultz as the convention chair, gaveling in the sessions every day and gaveling them closed at night would still leave plenty of opportunity for anger to be visibly manifested before a nationwide TV audience.  Evidently, this didn’t occur to the panicked Dems who first booted Debbie off the speakers’ list.

So stage two was to fire her from any role at the convention:

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sidelined from her party convention just hours before the Monday start of the Philadelphia gathering, after leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation inflamed the left flank of the party.

The controversial party boss will no longer preside over the convention, and reportedly does not have a speaking role.

The fallout was swift, as even more emails surfaced Sunday showing Schultz personally blasting the Vermont independent senator’s insurgent primary presidential bid against Hillary Clinton.

In one, she practically laughed off Sanders after he vowed to replace her as DNC chairwoman if elected.

“This is a silly story. He isn't going to be president,” she wrote in the May 21 email.

OK, that solved the problem of booing her while she speaks, but she is still the chair of the DNC, and face it: the Sandersnistas are simply not going to respond well to any requests for unity (or even voting Democrat) coming from DWS.

It is at this point – early afternoon, apparently – that DWS spoke to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and a deal was struck to have her resign from her post.  The only indication we have of what the deal involves is that Hillary immediately hired Schultz for a role in her campaign:

It is not clear if this is a substantive role, a financial deal, or something else.  No doubt DWS owns a lot of compromising information on Hillary and Obama.  Now that she has been humiliated, what psychological returns is she expecting?

The signs of panic were everywhere at the Democratic National Committee yesterday, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz was defenestrated in three stages in the wake of release of DNC emails by Wikileaks.  Faced with clear evidence that Schultz and the Democratic Party were sabotaging the Sanders campaign, and fearful of boos and worse from the thousand-plus Sanders delegates on the convention floor should DWS speak, the first stage was to announce that she would not get a speaker’s slot.

But I was among those who immediately suggested that leaving Schultz as the convention chair, gaveling in the sessions every day and gaveling them closed at night would still leave plenty of opportunity for anger to be visibly manifested before a nationwide TV audience.  Evidently, this didn’t occur to the panicked Dems who first booted Debbie off the speakers’ list.

So stage two was to fire her from any role at the convention:

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sidelined from her party convention just hours before the Monday start of the Philadelphia gathering, after leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation inflamed the left flank of the party.

The controversial party boss will no longer preside over the convention, and reportedly does not have a speaking role.

The fallout was swift, as even more emails surfaced Sunday showing Schultz personally blasting the Vermont independent senator’s insurgent primary presidential bid against Hillary Clinton.

In one, she practically laughed off Sanders after he vowed to replace her as DNC chairwoman if elected.

“This is a silly story. He isn't going to be president,” she wrote in the May 21 email.

OK, that solved the problem of booing her while she speaks, but she is still the chair of the DNC, and face it: the Sandersnistas are simply not going to respond well to any requests for unity (or even voting Democrat) coming from DWS.

It is at this point – early afternoon, apparently – that DWS spoke to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and a deal was struck to have her resign from her post.  The only indication we have of what the deal involves is that Hillary immediately hired Schultz for a role in her campaign:

It is not clear if this is a substantive role, a financial deal, or something else.  No doubt DWS owns a lot of compromising information on Hillary and Obama.  Now that she has been humiliated, what psychological returns is she expecting?