Mark Penn’s house becomes the perfect metaphor for the Clinton campaign. Page Six:
February 27, 2008 — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s pit-bull pollster and chief strategist Mark Penn has his Washington, DC, neighborhood in an uproar. He recently started multimillion-dollar renovations on his house on O Street in Georgetown, but didn’t alert anyone beforehand, said one local. “It includes an underground garage and home office. His yard is an ugly, huge gaping hole that looks like the descent into hell. Then he put a Port-a-Potty on the lawn.” Close neighbors include Lloyd Cutler, former White House Counsel to Bill Clinton, and his wife, Polly Kraft. A Clinton campaign rep did not return our call or e-mail.