Man, those righties sure are obsessed with Darcy Burner’s resume… obsessed with getting it wrong.
Yesterday, (u)SP’s Eric Earling “reported” that Darcy would be taking the Executive Director position at the Congressional Progressive Caucus, prompting the usual wingnut mirth about Darcy being some sort of hard left socialist or something. His reliable source? A Facebook update from former Reichert Chief of Staff Mike Shields, a man who made a career out of lying about Darcy and her accomplishments.
In fact, Darcy is taking an ED job in the other Washington, but it most definitely is not with the Progressive Caucus. I know this because I actually bothered to ask Darcy, who sounded very excited about the opportunity to head up a new not-for-profit policy foundation; details will be forthcoming she promised, once it is officially announced.
In the meanwhile, I wouldn’t count on (u)SP to fill the news void left by the collapse of the P-I.