Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clinton’s onetime campaign manager (who was pushed out a few months ago amid a fund-raising crunch; who got and, for a while, retained her job not because of experience but because Above All Else the Clintons Prize Loyalty; the one who referred to herself as “the queen bee” and was “known for her habit of watching daytime soap operas in her office,” and who “did not return calls or demonstrate the attention required in her position”) has been hired by the Obama campaign (the Smartest-Run Campaign Of All Time)?

What gives?

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.