Writing for the New York Post, Michael Goodwin explains what Donna Brazile is really doing:
If it sticks, Brazile’s searing indictment of Hillary’s persona, ethics and political skills could prove fatal to her hopes for a 2020 comeback.
In fact, I believe that is the ultimate point of the book: to clear the Democratic decks for desperately needed new leadership and messages.
And it does need new leadership and messages. That's also the point of the bit on Saturday Night Live that they uncorked later in the show, after they'd done the usual Republican bashing in the cold open:
It's not gonna work for the Democrats if they trot out Hillary yet again, or Joe Biden, especially in the current context where unwanted sexual advances are in the news. I predict Biden will have a formal accuser eventually in order to clear him from the decks. The entire party reminds me of the old classic Sunset Boulevard:
Of course, the comparison to Gloria Swanson hardly seems fair, as she was much more vital in 1950 than Hillary Clinton is today.