You remember The Dude heard ’round the world:

Via RuthC in the Tip Line, looks like the Dude is back in the saddle, as reported by WaPo:

Clinton has retained Tommy Vietor, who worked with Clinton in the Obama administration as a National Security Council spokesman, to assist with publicity and messaging surrounding the book release.

“I had the privilege of working with Secretary Clinton and her team as she traveled around the world working to restore and strengthen our alliances and advance critical administration priorities,” Vietor said. “I’m excited to help tell the story of that work when she releases her book.”

Politico adds:

Senior aides to Hillary Clinton told a group of Democratic foreign policy hands that they want to move past litigating the facts of the deadly attack in Benghazi, and detailed plans to streamline their messaging in the coming months.

Tommy Vietor, a former aide to President Barack Obama, and Philippe Reines, a top aide to Clinton, appeared together at the offices of the think tank Third Way, as the pair join forces to deal with the rollout of the former secretary of state’s book….

Vietor said the White House has a vested interest in making sure their side of the Benghazi controversy is told, according to several sources present. He also noted that Obama’s broad foreign policy views are indistinguishable from Clinton’s.

If you don’t think that Hillary will even more brutal and obnoxious as Obama was as to opponents, and then, dude, you need to think again.

After all, she’s had practice.