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February 13, 2013


Advice from a Daughter

With a burgeoning scandal involving a donor distracting Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) these days, Roll Call finds some advice written by the senator's daughter in 2011 "to a generic embattled politician brought down by scandal."

Writes Alicia Menendez: "So you've found yourself embroiled in a scandal, huh? In a perfect world we'd rewind to before this ever happened, when you were just some up and comer who was running for city council or state assembly. I'd tell you to make a list of your real, true friends. No big donors. No one who trades your name like a baseball card. No one who is more invested in you, the mighty and powerful than in the real you. My instinct is to tell you that that person is someone from your childhood, someone who knew you when you were still wearing bad suits and actually eating the chicken dinners they serve at political functions."












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