Mark Penn has resigned from his role as chief strategist for the Clinton campaign. His firm, Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, Inc., will still provide unspecified “polling and advice”, however, which makes me wonder how much this is actually a substantive action and how much of it is PR face-saving. No matter; Mark Penn has long been a malevolent force in Democratic politics. Someone who runs a union-busting operation and who lies as maliciously and blatantly as Penn does has no business getting paid $4.3 million by a major Democratic presidential campaign. His departure from any role of authority, anywhere, is an event to be welcomed by all decent people. Good riddance.