I have some good news and some bad news, the messenger said.
What’s the good news? asked O’Malley.
The good news is we’re taking you seriously, the messenger answered. And the bad news is… we’re taking you seriously.
The undertone of threat was unmistakable, but anyone who takes on Clintonworld has to expect that. And indeed, pro-O’Malley Democrats — there are some — are not at all surprised by the tone. “They are the most petty, vengeful people out there,” says one Democrat of the Clinton organization. “They hold a grudge for decades. I don’t think he [O’Malley] expected them to welcome him with a fruit basket.”