“White House Memo Shows Obama Administration’s Painful Efforts To Defend Valerie Jarrett,” as spotted by Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed. Kaczynski writes that the memo is quoted in the soon-to-be-released book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich of the New York Times. Given the interconnected relationship of the Gray Lady and the World’s Greatest Celebrity and his minders, I wonder if this is also how Jarrett is viewed by many at the Times:
The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her heart. She is an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person with a unique ability to pinpoint the voiceless and shine a light on them and the issues they and the President care about with the ultimate goal of making a difference in people’s lives.
Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative.
Valerie has an enormous capacity for both empathy and sympathy. She balances the need to be patient and judicious with the desire to get things done and work as hard as possible for the American people from the White House.
To know what both drives Valerie Jarrett and why the President values her opinion so much, you benefit greatly from really getting to know the woman.
Valerie is tapped in to people’s experiences, their good times and bad. She knows from her own life what it is like to believe and strive for your dreams.
Valerie expects people to work their hearts out for the President and never forget where you work and the magnitude.
Single mother, woman working to the top in a competitive male dominated world, African, working for change from the grassroots to big business.
Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)
“I’ll bet they do!”, quips John Hinderaker of Power Line, in-between plenty of “Gales of Laughter:”
Just when you think you have plumbed the depths of the Obama administration, you learn something that makes you realize they are even more corrupt, more totalitarian, and just plain goofier than you knew.
Speaking of which, Hinderaker is having flashbacks to the 1968 Monkees song with a similar name; after reading the above treacly encomium to the far left Jarrett, I’m picturing an earlier sixties pop culture moment, myself.