Once again, It's time to present this week's statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week's nominees were all slime-worthy,but in the end the winner by a nose was..the envelope please...
Obama Consigliere And Puppet Master Valerie Jarrett!!
The Noisy Room : I nominate Valerie Jarrett this week, for once again taking the roll of President and controlling and manipulating events in Ferguson.
Jarrett was in contact with Missouri’s Governor Nixon in the run-up to the announcement of the Grand Jury’s decision. Nixon vehemently denied that he was being pressured to have the National Guard and police stand down in Ferguson. Meanwhile, the riots the first night were allowed to rage unhampered by any police or military presence. People's businesses burned to the ground, looting was everywhere and police cars were toppled and burned, all while Nixon watched. The White House has now admitted that Jarrett was in close contact with Nixon during the first 24 hours of unrest. Jarrett, most assuredly, instructed the Governor to stand down and let the violence ensue.
For that and oh, so much more... Jarrett is an enemies within weasel who deserves more than the plastic golden weasel - she deserves jail time.
Well, you have to give Ms. Jarrett credit. She's really put herself in a position in the Obama White House where's she's simply invincible and untouchable, as people like Rahm Emmanuel and Chuck Hagel can tell you. What Valerie Jarrett says goes, and that includes who goes as well!
She has the president's ear one everything. And what energy! Appointments. nominations and 'resignations,' determining access and what it costs, even secret negotiations with Iran the mere underlings in congress need not know about that involved non-enforcement of the sanctions and winking at Iran's nukes.
She does it all as America's Richelieu, with all of his appetite for place intrigue and none of his strategic flair for foreign affairs or domestic policy. And if that isn't worth a Weasel,what is? Apres Valerie, le deluge!
Now, Ms.Jarrett doesn't actually attend gatherings such as this, especially if there's no wine list and a horrid lack of expensive h'orderves. But we were able to get her to send an underling to collect the Weasel...which I thought was quite magnanimous of her.
Who says vice presidents never do anything?
Well, there it is!
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