When Hillary Clinton fired campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle some months back, the ouster effectively branded the top Latina in her presidential bid the scapegoat for her failure. The move also quietly angered Latino political insiders who knew the campaigns flaws ran much deeper.
On Tuesday, Solis Doyle got some revenge -- and a lot of respect -- back when Barack Obama named her the chief of staff to whoever winds up becoming his vice-presidential running mate.
Obama is either trying to heal wounds between the two women or sending a message to the Clintons that he has kissed off Hillary as his VP, and only a fool would believe the former.
Meanwhile, the appointment hasn't gone unnoticed in Latino political circles which have warmed up significantly to Obama since he clinched the nomination.