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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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July 1, 2014 - 11:59 am
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This week, NBC News did a piece on the woman behind the man, White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. It was your usual human interest-meets-politics piece that didn’t garner much attention, until a piece of Jarrett’s office kitsch caught the eyes of The Blaze.

On a shelf in Jarrett’s office sits a frame lined with figurines bowing in worship to none other than Obama’s second first lady herself. Of the bizarre display, Jarrett responded via Twitter:

Don’t worry friends, it was a gag gift. Us strong women don’t need worship — just an economy for the 21st century. #WomenSucceed

It was a smart diversion; not believable, but smart. Totally lacking in humility, too, which is the scary thing. It isn’t that “strong women” need worship, she says, but she doesn’t say they — that is, the Royal They of Strong Women — don’t deserve it. The corny goddess cliches of the ’70s would’ve been more entertaining.

In fact, Jarrett’s lack of humor in general adds more than a tinge of discomfort to the entire story.  Perhaps the altar frame wouldn’t be so creepy if Jarrett hadn’t already dropped oddball statements in the press like,

“We have kind of a mind meld,”Jarrett told me about Obama. “And chances are, what he wants to do is what I’d want to do.”

Maybe we’d be willing to laugh along with the gag if so many of her friends weren’t so afraid to chuckle in her presence:

Jarrett’s critics have no dearth of examples. She has been variously described by her critics within the Obama administration as the “Night Stalker,” on account of her general ruthlessness, as well as her tendency to follow the president into the White House residence after hours; “She Who Must Not Be Challenged”; and Obama’s “Rasputin.” Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who clashed often with Jarrett, likened her and senior aide Peter Rouse to Saddam Hussein’s maniacal sons, Uday and Qusay.

It’s fairly easy to conclude, then, that there was no “LOL” punctuating her Tweet because, when it comes to her reputation, Jarrett never jokes around. Maybe that’s why a reporter has yet to ask why she needs a picture of herself in her own office. Or, better yet, why a mirror, mirror on the wall apparently won’t do.

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See also at the PJ Tatler from last week: 30 Books for Defeating Valerie Jarrett’s Cult of Political Criminals

Susan L.M. Goldberg is a writer with a Master's in Radio, Television & Film and a PhD in Life who would be happy roaming the fields of Prince Edward Island with Anne of Green Gables, were it not for her strong belief in the axiom "all that is required for evil to prevail is for good women to do nothing." She prefers the career title "Renaissance Woman" and would happily be bar mates with Ann Coulter, Camille Paglia and Dorothy Parker. Her writing tends towards the intersection of culture, politics and faith with the interest in starting, not stopping the discussion. Follow her on Twitter @SLMGoldberg and @winegirlblog.
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Former Chicago slumlady Val is the titular commander in chief whose other official role is, has been and will continue to be flatterer-in-chief. (For Val's "foreign policy" chops, see esp. Libya)

"He knows exactly how smart he is…He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do."

~Valerie Jarrett, Malignant Narcissist enabler
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Too many sheeple are more then willing to give 0bama and his sycophants a pass for anything and everything. You don't think a picture of yourself with figurines bowing to you isn't weird??
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Well,it sure made me gag
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"...Us strong women don’t need worship — just an economy for the 21st century."

Pure idiocy, ASIF Chicago slumlady Val and her obsequious Lord Obama had done anything at all substantive or even mildly positive vis à vis "the economy" in 6 years.

My post pointing out Chicago slumlady Val's lousy grammar in this tweet disappeared from an earlier post at PJM.
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Wowee! I figured out who the three figures are, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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This piece speaks of Jarrett being unfunny, possessing no humility etc.,

That's the EXACT vibe I got from Obama in '08 whereas it's only been confirmed, accentuated evermore since.

Jarrett's ahem, 'stature' is NO different than Barack Kardashian's - EEO/ AA idiocy run amok.


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Ruthless, yes, strong no. A person is strong when they stand against evil, not when they perpetrate it. A person is strong when they overcome obstacles without compromising their morals, not when they have no morals.
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"US" Strong women, not "We" Strong women--ahhh that fine unionized Chicago school system--interchanging objective and nominative pronouns to make us all feel we know how to speak English.
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Shouldn't there be three little toilets?
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"Us strong women don’t need worship — just an economy for the 21st "

That will give women special privileges, of course.

This is the administration that pushed a regimen onto the universities that treats men as tenth-class citizens and women as incapable of making decisions (and therefore the man is guilty).
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This isn't a reference to the manga, is it? That was a cute comic (*).

(*) Yes, I know it's heretical to call them comics. So sue me.
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A cross between Angela Lansbury in "Manchurian Candidate" and Roslyn Russel in "Gypsy".
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How pathetic.
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