Top Bush campaign official Christine Ciccone forced out

In the latest casualty in a re-shuffling of Bush camp personnel, Christine Ciccone, the Bush campaign’s Chief Operating Officer, has resigned.

“We are grateful to have had Christine on the team, we respect her immensely,” Bush spokesman Tim Miller said.

Ciccone’s exit comes in the wake of a massive re-construction of the Bush campaign’s apparatus which included dramatic cuts in payroll, reduction in staff and attempts to reach fresh donors for campaign cash.

Ciccone, who was paid in excess of $10,000 a month, had no comment on her departure.

This departure signals turmoil in the Bush camp.

Akin to the unceremonious cessation of the Perry campaign, Bush’s re-organization of staff, draconian measures, is the last resort of a dying effort.

In addition to money problems, debates have done Mr. Bush dreadful injury:  Polls consistently reflect the former Florida governor trails and badly.

One must negotiate the first fence:  Having failed at attracting broad support, Mr. Bush’s next, best alternative is dropping from the race.  While unlikely in the immediate future, any gesture in the time being will be viewed as re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Perhaps the Bush campaign did Ms. Ciccone a favor.


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