Clinton ally tells CNN he’s glad top strategist Penn has been demoted, blames him for making Clinton seem stiffer on the trail than she really is.
“I want to let Hillary be Hillary.” Watch clip above.
Earlier: Begala rails on Penn, comparing him to Donald Rumsfeld.
Also blasts Penn’s strategy for putting Clinton behind Obama, says Penn running his own PR firm was “a huge conflict of interest. The campaign ended up looking like Exxon Mobil instead of what it really is.”