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Did Danny Solis's Sister Rat Out the Clintons?

By Kevin Robinson in News on Jan 12, 2010 4:25PM

In the new political tell-all book, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, the Clintons take a drubbing at the pen of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two veteran reporters of national politics. The book hit shelves recently with revelations that, while not shocking to anyone that's followed the Clintons, is surprising in its portrayal of the 2008 race from the perspective of inner-circle Clinton staffers.

In a report published last night, Politico's Ben Smith speculates about Patti Solis Doyle's role in the gossipy tome. Writes Smith:

If everyone talked, it was one aide in particular whose firing breached the Clinton’s innermost circle: Patti Solis Doyle, a former East Wing scheduler who was fired as Clinton’s campaign manager early in 2008. Clinton’s circle blames Doyle for many of the book’s most embarrassing revelations.

“She’s a likely suspect” for “80 percent” of the book’s content, said the consultant James Carville. (Solis Doyle responded to the charge in an e-mail that she hadn’t read the book and was in the midst of a family matter.)

Solis Doyle, sister to 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, left the Clinton campaign in February of '08 amid speculation that she was asked to resign. We can't imagine that Danny is happy about her name coming out like this.