Saturday, October 15, 2016

Laura Tyson to Clinton Campaign: Why Aren't You Calling Me?

"I'm a loyal Keynesian but they aren't calling me."
More fun emails from the Wikileaks Podesta email dump.  Laura D'Andrea Tyson, the former Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Bill Clinton Administration, doesn't seem to happy that the campaign wasn't calling her and that Hillary adviser Jake Sullivan wasn't returning her calls.

The exchange:
 On Feb 3, 2015 12:33 PM, "Laura D'Andrea TYSON" <> wrote:

 Dear John,

 Yesterday the WSJ reported that HRC has been meeting with several economic advisers to develop her ideas for the upcoming campaign. Although I have spoken with HRC on a few occasions during the last year and have done work with her team of economists and advisers at CGI on women, children, and employment issues, I have not received a call to meet with her and other economic advisers to develop campaign themes. I am a bit surprised and of course disappointed. I am writing to you to confirm that I would very much like to serve as an economic adviser to her campaign. I think I could make meaningful contributions and serve as an effective spokesperson on many issues. As you develop the campaign's economic agenda, I hope you will invite me to participate.

Thanks for your consideration and support.



 On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM, John Podesta <> wrote:

Thanks Laura. Don't read too much into that. Big tent management. Jake Sullivan is leading on policy development. If ok, I'll pass this along.


--Sent from my iPad--

For scheduling:,

 >  > Begin forwarded message:

>>Date: February 3, 2015 at 2:14:13 PM EST

 >>To: John Podesta  <>

 Subject: Re: HRC economists


Dear John,

Thanks for your prompt response. I have scheduled calls with Jake but so far they have all fallen through. Very busy person connecting with very busy person is always difficult but I will follow up with him.

I am doing an Asia Society panel discussion tonight and I plan to highlight the US-China climate agreement--one of the great accomplishments of 2014 with long-term significance. Congratulations.

Hope to see you soon.


Date: 2015-02-04 01:27
Subject: Re: HRC economists
I talked to her tonight. I think we're good.

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