Wonkette paid a visit to Harold Ickes — the man who already owned the f bomb when Rahm Emanuel was still in short pants.
The son of FDR’s distinguished (and famously cantankerous) Interior Secretary, Mr. Ickes was a successful labor lawyer before becoming Deputy Chief of Staff in the Clinton White House, where his playing of the bad cop was considered by many to be type casting.
More recently he was one of the principals —and perhaps the most diehard among them— of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. Now he runs Catalist, a company that creates and analyzes voter databases.
In a notably subdued interview, he reflected on the fleeting transit of the gloria mundi:
“As you get older and older, and your circle of friends gets smaller, it’s amazing how easily you can be forgotten, in life, and especially in politics.”