The campaign staff awoke to see their former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, on the front cover of the Daily News. Inside the paper was an article bylined by Nuzzi in which she told a rather unflattering tale of her experience working on Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid.
Now, Team Weiner is firing back. TPM called Weiner’s communications director Barbara Morgan to discuss an unrelated story Tuesday and she went off on a curse-filled rant about Nuzzi, describing her as a fame hungry “bitch” who “sucked” at her job. Morgan also called Nuzzi a “slutbag,” “twat,” and “cunt” while threatening to sue her.”
This folks is what a meltdown looks like.
It is quite a site to behold, both sad and hilarious at the same time. You got to feel for people in this campaign who are stuck helplessly rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg. But at the same time, she should have known that “off the record” doesn’t always mean off the record. Most of the time it does, but this entire campaign doesn’t fall into the “most of the time” category.
Because it’s not every day you see something of this magnitude. The way our political system works, campaigns like this normally don’t even make it off the launch pad. Without a competent organization and a strong candidate you won’t get too far towards winning any election. However, every once in a while a crazy slips through and this is the result.
Now I’ve actually spoken to Barbara Morgan, and she seemed like nice person to me. She even put me on the email list for Weiner’s campaign schedule. Then again, I don’t think anyone could say that I was a “slutbag.”