It appears that a political candidate’s communications director doesn’t fall far from the candidate, according to a Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal report. At least, this is the case in terms of New York City’s mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his foul-mouthed aide, Barbara Morgan.
If you thought you had a nasty boss, you’ll probably feel blessed to have the boss you’ve got after reading what this boss said about her underling. In an expletive-filled rant against a former intern who worked for her, Morgan said that the intern would never get a job in New York City again – after crossing her. In the end, it may be Morgan who will have a hard time getting herself associated with any candidate or business after her Weiner-gig ends.
Morgan was upset about Olivia Nuzzi, a former intern for the Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign, for having written a tell-all for the New York Daily News in which she described the Weiner campaigning efforts as much less than stellar. In fact, Nuzzi ‘s account went viral when she stated that people had only signed up to work for Weiner’s campaign so that they could get on the inside track with Weiner’s wife – Huma Aberdin – who worked with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The reason they wanted to get chummy with Aberdin was so that they’d have a better shot at working for Hillary Clinton’s alleged-2016 presidential run in the future.
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Within the tell-all expose, Nuzzi was severely critical of Morgan’s work on the Weiner campaign, and in a shockingly Weiner-esque method, Morgan ranted against Nuzzi with more expletives than one would probably find in a typical Anthony Weiner sexted-message. According to the TPM (Talking Points Memo) web site, Morgan called Nuzzi a slutbag, the B word, the C word, and the related T word. Morgan said that Nuzzi was nothing more than a lousy worker, who missed many days of work without even calling in – 5 out of the 20 days she worked for Weiner, and also said she was hungry for fame when she wrote the article for theNew York Daily News.
When reality allegedly set in and Morgan saw her salty language hitting the media circuit, she ended up apologizing to Nuzzi for her expletive-filled rant.
In the apology, Ms. Morgan stated:
In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation. It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.
This is the latest in a long string of Anthony Weiner problems he and his campaign have endured since he announced he is seeking the mayor’s office in New York City. It follows more penis-revealing sexting photos gone viral, explicitly sexual texts going online, and a line of women forming at media outlets’ doors to tell their story of Weiner’s sexting history.