While delivering a commencement address at Pomona University over the weekend, Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett told a somewhat ghoulish joke about how the Obama administration routinely invades Americans’ privacy.

The worst part, after Jarrett tells the students that “We know everything you’ve been doing online,” may be when she admits that she wasn’t even trying to be funny. It wasn’t a joke. She was going for the stalker angle, and got a nervous laugh out of the crowd instead.

Thought experiment: Why is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice so controversial that she was protested at Rutgers, but Jarrett, who has presided over an administration that crushes privacy and routinely sends flying robots out to kill people overseas, isn’t?