Paulette Jordan campaign chief’s resignation: Was it over PAC, or on-job friction?

NewImageOne of my readers made an astute observation: 

Jordan’s campaign has always been about positioning her for the next democratic presidential cabinet. “Idaho First…” is a farce.

I’ve heard rumors that the Dems were looking for another Obama, but this time a woman of other-color. 

What better than an über-progressive Native American woman? They can hit every checkmark there. 

So the play would be similar to the one the ran with Obama: a one-term governor and then president. 

Brilliant move. 

And, no, it’s not about “Idaho First.”

Paulette Jordan’s campaign released a photo Thursday of its then-campaign manager, Michael Rosenow, posing with Jordan’s opponent in the race for governor, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, at a Little fundraiser Aug. 29 on the Basque Block in Boise. 

“Upon seeing the photo of her campaign manager with lieutenant governor Little, Paulette Jordan said this is unseemly behavior for a campaign manager,” said Jordan’s communications manager, Dana Ferris. “It was the straw that broke the camel’s back at that point.”

It is unclear whether Rosenow meant the photo as a joke; he couldn’t be reached for comment.

Rosenow resigned abruptly Sept. 14, along with two other campaign staffers. On Thursday, the Idaho Statesman reported that the resignation was tied to concern over the campaign’s formation of a federal super PAC with donations from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.