Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This is amazingly weird.

Among ardent Hillary Clinton supporters, one of those who most vocally declined to follow the candidate's lead and line up behind Barack Obama was Lynn Forester de Rothschild (New Jersey born, she married into the famed British banking family in 2000).

Back in early July, as Obama and Clinton briefly worked the fundraising circuit together, De Rothschild made clear she would have none of the push for party unity. At the time, she told CNN that "frankly I don't like [Obama]. I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him."

She's calling Obama elitist? She's a Rotshschild. And ...

A lawyer and wealthy entrepreneur in her own right who splits her time between New York and a country estate in England, De Rothschild raised scads of money for Clinton and is a member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee (though perhaps not for long).

The statement from the McCain campaign says she plans to campaign for him through election day. Probably not, however, among the lunch-bucket crowd in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and elsewhere.

A wealthy lawyer, at that.

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