media and political operatives. She just cuts to the chase and tells the truth the way she sees things.”
Brazile’s promotion coincided with Gore’s move from Washington to Nashville. Before the appointment, the campaign was in disarray, fraught with conflict and burdened with high-priced consultants. Brazile’s job is to manage the campaign’s resources. She has cut the fat out of its budgets and staff.
“Donna is on top of all the aspects of the campaign, whether it’s budget, personnel or field operations,” says communications director Kathleen Begala. “She brings an intense passion and an intense loyalty for Al Gore. She could be doing many things with her life right now, but she so believes in Al Gore and feels so strongly that he become president that she gave up everything.”