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Norman Bernstein
07-27-2017, 08:30 AM
Is this representative of the 'best and brightest' in government? :)


Just after Politico (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/26/scaramucci-trump-skybridge-profits-241006) reported that financial disclosure forms from White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci show he may profit from his ownership in an investment firm despite moving to the White House, Scaramucci tweeted:


“In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #Swamp @Reince45…”



Ryan Lizza: (https://twitter.com/RyanLizza) “In case there’s any ambiguity in his tweet I can confirm that Scaramucci wants the FBI to investigate Reince for leaking.”

Washington Post (https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker/status/890416549957447681): “Some in White House are trying to build a case that Priebus is a leaker — ‘a diagram’ charting leaks, per senior official — to show Trump.”

Apparently unknown to Scaramucci: His financial disclosure is a public document.

Ya just gotta laugh! :)

Just in: Scaramucci already deleted his tweet. What a clown!

jack grebe
07-27-2017, 08:40 AM
He'll fit right in.......

ishmael
07-27-2017, 10:25 AM
Lord, help us!

"Whither goest thou America?"

Keruoac

Stiletto
07-27-2017, 06:05 PM
Will Scaramucci do the fandango?

skuthorp
07-27-2017, 06:40 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOmSfprr01P_MuVq9_pt5lzrJwS_Ipo KDyFkYEp5CoQ5DP2eTgLw

Rich Jones
07-27-2017, 06:44 PM
He called in to CNN today and gave an expletive filled ranting interview. Swearing at other people in DT's administration. What a boorish, uncouth man. Fits right in with Trump.

Osborne Russell
07-27-2017, 06:50 PM
He's doing that guy thing where you have to go in a pick a fight with a big dude on the first day.

S.V. Airlie
07-27-2017, 06:57 PM
He's doing that guy thing where you have to go in a pick a fight with a big dude on the first day.His first day is actually Aug. 15th technically.

Osborne Russell
07-27-2017, 07:31 PM
The Mooch went ape in a phone call to a reporter for the NY times.

"Reince Priebus is a *ing paranoid schizophrenic! I'm going to fire them all!"

David G
07-27-2017, 07:37 PM
Faux News analyst roasts him --

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/video/anthony-scaramucci-creating-chaos-white-184243664.html

David G
07-27-2017, 09:05 PM
First Week Job Review (pictorial form) --

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/20294434_10155936428655681_4025446048816865701_n.j pg?oh=2f03d248b59c7f3fe2b5ab5630eff0bc&oe=5A0656A0

Barry
07-27-2017, 09:48 PM
The NewYorker 7/27/17

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon
He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there.

By Ryan Lizza (http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/ryan-lizza)
The new White House communications director has become obsessed with leaks and threatened to fire staffers if he discovers that they have given unauthorized information to reporters.
Photograph by Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post / Getty
On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted (https://twitter.com/RyanLizza/status/890403810182561793), citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner (http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344068-trump-dines-with-sean-hannity-scaramucci-at-white-house) at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. It was an interesting group, and raised some questions. Was Trump getting strategic advice from Hannity? Was he considering hiring Shine? But Scaramucci had his own question—for me.
“Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job. “I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”
In Scaramucci’s view, the fact that word of the dinner had reached a reporter was evidence that his rivals in the West Wing, particularly Reince Priebus (http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/steve-bannon-and-reince-priebuss-war-for-the-white-house), the White House chief of staff, were plotting against him. While they have publicly (http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1707/21/cnr.06.html) maintained that there is no bad blood between them, Scaramucci and Priebus have been feuding for months. After the election, Trump asked Scaramucci to join his Administration, and Scaramucci sold (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/business/dealbook/trump-aide-scaramucci-sells-investment-business-to-chinese-consortium.html) his company, SkyBridge Capital, in anticipation of taking on a senior role. But Priebus didn’t want him in the White House, and successfully blocked (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/the-scaramucci-takeover/534570/) him for being appointed to a job until last week, when Trump offered him the communications job over Priebus’s vehement objections. In response to Scaramucci’s appointment, Sean Spicer, an ally of Priebus’s, resigned (http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/sean-spicer-will-be-remembered-for-his-lies) his position as press secretary. And in an additional slight to Priebus, the White House’s official announcement (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/21/president-donald-j-trump-appoints-anthony-scaramucci-be-white-house) of Scaramucci’s hiring noted that he would report directly to the President, rather than to the chief of staff.
Scaramucci’s first public appearance as communications director was a slick and conciliatory performance (http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson-sorkin/when-anthony-scaramucci-fell-in-love-with-donald-trump) at the lectern in the White House briefing room last Friday. He suggested it was time for the White House to turn a page. But since then, he has become obsessed with leaks and threatened (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/anthony-scaramucci-changes-white-house-communications-office-240928) to fire staffers if he discovers that they have given unauthorized information to reporters. Michael Short, a White House press aide considered close to Priebus, resigned (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news-other-administration/343648-white-house-press-aide-resigns-amid) on Tuesday after Scaramucci publicly spoke about firing him. Meanwhile, several damaging stories about Scaramucci have appeared in the press, and he blamed Priebus for most of them. Now, he wanted to know whom I had been talking to about his dinner with the President. Scaramucci, who initiated the call, did not ask for the conversation to be off the record or on background.
“Is it an assistant to the President?” he asked. I again told him I couldn’t say. “O.K., I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.”

Barry
07-27-2017, 09:49 PM
Continued:
I asked him why it was so important for the dinner to be kept a secret. Surely, I said, it would become public at some point. “I’ve asked people not to leak things for a period of time and give me a honeymoon period,” he said. “They won’t do it.” He was getting more and more worked up, and he eventually convinced himself that Priebus was my source.
“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f***ing thing and see if I can c***-block these people the way I c***-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)
Scaramucci was particularly incensed by a Politico report (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/26/scaramucci-trump-skybridge-profits-241006) about his financial-disclosure form, which he viewed as an illegal act of retaliation by Priebus. The reporter said Thursday morning that the document was publicly available and she had obtained it from the Export-Import Bank. Scaramucci didn’t know this at the time, and he insisted to me that Priebus had leaked (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/us/politics/scaramucci-priebus-leaks.html) the document, and that the act was “a felony.”
“I’ve called the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice,” he told me.
“Are you serious?” I asked.
“The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go f**k themselves.”
Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c**k,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f***ing strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)
He reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. “He didn’t get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,” he said. “And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.” His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.
I got the sense that Scaramucci’s campaign against leakers flows from his intense loyalty to Trump (http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson-sorkin/when-anthony-scaramucci-fell-in-love-with-donald-trump). Unlike other Trump advisers, I’ve never heard him say a bad word about the President. “What I want to do is I want to f***ing kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he told me.
He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. “O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the f***ing Department of Justice.”
“What?” I interjected.
“Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.” He added, “The lie detector starts—” but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms. I asked if the President knew all of this.
“Well, he doesn’t know the extent of all that, he knows about some of that, but he’ll know about the rest of it first thing tomorrow morning when I see him.”

Barry
07-27-2017, 09:51 PM
Continued: Scaramucci said he had to get going. “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some **** to make this guy crazy.”

Minutes later, he tweeted, “In light of the leak of my financial info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45.” With the addition of Priebus’s Twitter handle, he was making public what he had just told me: that he believed Priebus was leaking information about him. The tweet quickly went viral.

Scaramucci seemed to have second thoughts. Within two hours he deleted the original tweet and posted a new one denying (https://twitter.com/Scaramucci/status/890433477337915393) that he was targeting the chief of staff. “Wrong!” he said, adding a screenshot of an Axios article that said, “Scaramucci appears to want Priebus investigated by FBI.” Scaramucci continued, “Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince45.”
A few hours later, I appeared on CNN to discuss the overnight drama. As I was talking about Scaramucci, he called into the show himself and referenced our conversation. He changed his story about Priebus. Instead of saying that he was trying to expose Priebus as a leaker, he said that the reason he mentioned Priebus in his deleted tweet was because he wanted to work together with Priebus to discover the leakers.
“He’s the chief of staff, he’s responsible for understanding and uncovering and helping me do that inside the White House, which is why I put that tweet out last night,” Scaramucci said (http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/scaramucci-new-day-transcript/index.html), after noting that he had talked to me Wednesday night. He then made an argument that journalists were assuming that he was accusing Priebus because they know Priebus leaks to the press.
“When I put out a tweet, and I put Reince’s name in the tweet,” he said, “they’re all making the assumption that it’s him because journalists know who the leakers are. So, if Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that.”
Scaramucci then made a plea to viewers. “Let me tell you something about myself,” he said. “I am a straight shooter.”


Ryan Lizza is the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, and also an on-air contributor for CNN.

skuthorp
07-28-2017, 02:26 AM
Thanks Barry, but there are a few odd words in there that Scot may not approve of and it would be sad to lose all your work.

Here, borrow a few of these ***********************:ycool:

That text should be required study for those doing professional qualifications in governance and journalism.

xflow7
07-28-2017, 06:15 AM
Scaramucci, who initiated the call, did not ask for the conversation to be off the record or on background.

I love the fact that this guy is WH Communications Director and doesn't know to tell the reporter to whom he's losing his sh!t that the conversation is off the record.

Dave

TomF
07-28-2017, 07:00 AM
Somebody needs to convince America what is a "leak," and what is ordinary "reporting."

To be a "leak," thi info needs to have had some kind of formal secrecy or privileged status. That does not include something embarrassing (like an argument between two senior staff) or info which is publicly available. Or who ate dinner with who. Those things are any media outlet's stock in trade, whether the person having a "private" dinner is a politician, or a celebrity. There are no reports about who Prince William invites to supper? Or Jay-Z?

Chelsea Manning leaked stuff. Functionally, Trump inadvertently "leaked" to Kysliak in the Oval Office itself Intel about Syria, even though as POTUS, formally his disclosure couldn't be designated "leaking".

Keith Wilson
07-28-2017, 07:35 AM
Is this guy actually a sociopath, or just an ordinary garden-variety *sshole?

Lew Barrett
07-28-2017, 07:53 AM
Birds of a feather, Keith. Birds of a feather.

TomF
07-28-2017, 07:54 AM
Scaramucci projects a persona, to me at least, of what Hollywood films say a prototypical deal-making "player" should be like. Lots of sports analogies, lots of macho tough talk, lots of schmoozing to get the deal. Conspicuous but somewhat offhand displays of wealth (the suits, the rings) as an unsubtle marker of being "a success," thus holding opinions that ought to be treated with a lot of weight. He's a live-action Gordon Gekko.

He's been a periodic guest, before this appointment, on some of the morning talk shows - it always came off to me like MMA. Going mano a mano with the anchor in what looked like a verbal version of a couple of rounds of in principle friendly but pretty "hard contact" sparring, with both adversaries going just outside the rules of fair play.

I think he's showing a face that some people want to put on American "tough" entrepreneurialism in the high-roller high finance world - accurately duplicating Trump's "brand." Whether that "brand" is sociopathology or @ssholery I'll leave up to you. :D

LeeG
07-28-2017, 08:50 AM
I'd rather this was all a tv show, canceled after one season.



http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/lawrence-scaramucci-a-pass-fail-moment-for-trump-s-judgment-1011825219841

Figment
07-28-2017, 09:15 AM
if it's a TV show, it's a re-run.

Mooch's aggression toward the media on the topic of leaks really feels like Spicer's initial aggression on the topic of inauguration crowd sizes.

Both believe they must beat the media into submission via sheer force of personality, because that's what their beloved Prez has demanded.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
07-28-2017, 11:20 AM
Is this guy actually a sociopath, or just an ordinary garden-variety *sshole?


We all crave normalcy, and we try to find it even when life is out of control. Watching the media and GOP pundits try to make some sense of what is happening is truly twilight zone. This is third world politics. Absolutely mindboggling.


I love the new budget for the wall too..... 1.6 billion for 74 miles of it, courtesy of the American taxpayer. It's the funniest thing I have come across in forever.

LeeG
07-28-2017, 12:03 PM
So when will the arbiters family values comment on Trump and Scarramucci's language and decorum? These guys don't seem to have ever needed to filter themselves.

TomF
07-28-2017, 12:06 PM
Oh, it's "refreshing" doncha know. Telling it like it is, without all that PC stuff.

Surely there's a family value in there somewhere.

Chris Smith porter maine
07-28-2017, 12:39 PM
Love the title of this one but the information has been covered

https://newrepublic.com/article/144103/trump-mooch-rise-new-york-douchebag

LeeG
07-28-2017, 01:24 PM
Love the title of this one but the information has been covered

https://newrepublic.com/article/144103/trump-mooch-rise-new-york-douchebag

Tri-state douchebag and evangelicals. What a hoot.

LeeG
07-28-2017, 01:53 PM
Mooches other great line to the British reporter in response to her question how Trump is not elitist "he has pizza, cheeseburgers"

xflow7
07-28-2017, 01:55 PM
Scaramucci projects a persona, to me at least, of what Hollywood films say a prototypical deal-making "player" should be like.

Someone one on FB had a comment that Scaramucci is Ben Stiller's impression of Tom Cruise. I liked that one.

Dave

switters
07-28-2017, 05:02 PM
What is it going to take to get these New Yorkers out of the white house. The cocky attitudes, inability to admit they are wrong about anything, The whole "I'm from New york, I'm intitled to be an (_!_)" I get that it is noble thing around Manhattan to always win no matter how hard you screw the next guy whether it is a parking spot or a business deal, but the rest of the country needs to get them out of Washington.

LeeG
07-28-2017, 05:09 PM
What is it going to take to get these New Yorkers out of the white house. The cocky attitudes, inability to admit they are wrong about anything, The whole "I'm from New york, I'm intitled to be an (_!_)" I get that it is noble thing around Manhattan to always win no matter how hard you screw the next guy whether it is a parking spot or a business deal, but the rest of the country needs to get them out of Washington.

But Trump is going to represent the common man! USA USA USA!

TomF
07-28-2017, 05:12 PM
"Common" in the sense of "coarse".

Peerie Maa
07-28-2017, 05:22 PM
"Common" in the sense of "coarse".

Yep




Definition of common in English:
common
adjective


British


Showing a lack of taste and refinement supposedly typical of the lower classes; vulgar.
‘she's so common’


Common as muck.

skuthorp
07-28-2017, 05:39 PM
Yes, "common" was the major insult in my grandmother's armoury.
Most often directed at Irish Catholics it seemed to me. Oddly though she was born in Boston, and her father was Boston Irish.

Tom Montgomery
07-28-2017, 05:48 PM
.
The Mooch's wife just checked out:


Anthony Scaramucci (http://nypost.com/tag/anthony-scaramucci/), the White House’s potty-mouthed new communications director, has been dumped by his beautiful blond wife because of his “naked political ambition,” multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six.

Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for Skybridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 and sold to ascend to the White House, has filed for divorce from “The Mooch” after three years of marriage after getting fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.

One source told Page Six, “Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce. She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.”

Scaramucci and Ball, 38, began dating in 2011 and are believed to have married in 2014.

The source said that the Wall Street financier, 52, had been “hell-bent” on claiming his position at the White House after he was originally pegged for a senior role and sold Skybridge Capital in preparation in January.

He was blocked by Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff. But, after an aggressive campaign, Scaramucci was made communications director on June 21 by Trump, prompting Sean Spicer (http://www.pagesix.com/tag/sean-spicer) to quit.

https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/moochwifeandtrump1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=400&strip=all
Anthony Scaramucci, Deidre Ball, Donald and Melania Trump
Anthony Scaramucci, Twitter

A second source close to Scaramucci — who has alternately not been wearing his wedding ring, or has been sporting it on his right hand — said the former couple had fought over his loyalty to Trump. This was his second marriage and Ball was noticeably not present at his recent SALT conference in mid-May.

The source said, “Deidre is not a fan of Trump, and she hasn’t exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House.”

The friend added, “Anthony is focusing on his children, his work for the president and the American people. There is nothing more important to him.

“I don’t know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he’s an ambitious man.”

According to reports, University of Buffalo graduate Ball donated $5,400 to the congressional campaign of anti-Trump Democrat Kathleen Rice in 2015. But she also donated $10,800 to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign and $2,700 to Jeb Bush’s campaign the same year.

she went by the twitter handle @MrsAScaramucci but, according to reports, she deleted her account after her husband was appointed as White House communications director.

Meanwhile, Scaramucci — who had been known as a slick operator up to this point — showed off a different side of his character during a bizarre late-night interview with the New Yorker (http://nypost.com/2017/07/27/scaramucci-calls-priebus-a-f-king-paranoid-schizophrenic-in-rant/), telling reporter Ryan Lizza that he thought Priebus was a “******* paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” then, lacing into White House adviser Steve Bannon, he added, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I am not trying to suck my own ****.”

He added, “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the ******* strength of the president. I am here to serve the country.”

Ball could not immediately be reached and a rep for “The Mooch” didn’t comment.

http://pagesix.com/2017/07/28/anthony-scaramuccis-wife-files-for-divorce/

Tom Montgomery
07-28-2017, 06:49 PM
The Mooch is quite a guy.

He first got involved in Republican politics waaay back in 2012 (in 2008 he voted for Barack Obama). Since that time, according to Ken Vogel of the New York Times, Scaramucci developed a reputation in politics as being a huge leaker himself. In 2016 the Jeb Bush campaign kept him off donor conference calls because they had reason to believe that once he got off the calls he would share the details of those calls to reporters. In 2012 he would tweet from Romney campaign finance meetings sensitive information about how much money they had raised that the campaign wished to keep close to the vest until the FEC reports came out. So he has a history of leaking himself... not cracking down on leaks.

David G
07-28-2017, 10:17 PM
http://static.politico.com/dims4/default/97871be/2147483647/resize/1160x%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2F04%2F4b%2F bc29900e4d3586e43d385bef0533%2F8-matt-davies-newsday-and-andrews-mcmeel-syndicate-1.jpg

David G
07-29-2017, 10:07 AM
The Mooch seems poised to accelerate the degeneration...

Canoeyawl
07-29-2017, 12:05 PM
Yes, "common" was the major insult in my grandmother's armoury.
Most often directed at Irish Catholics it seemed to me. Oddly though she was born in Boston, and her father was Boston Irish.

Probably Orange Irish.
Boston and Orange Irish, this is common... (All my grandmothers were born in Boston)

David G
07-30-2017, 06:22 PM
USA Today calls it 'Aggressive Incompetence' --

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/07/30/scaramucci-mess-demonstrates-communications-not-amateurs-tom-krattenmaker-column/521156001/



Sure, take the flashy flatterer who has been singing the president’s praises on cable news and make him White House communications director, never mind the fact he has no communications experience (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/who-is-anthony-scaramucci/534543/). What could go wrong?

How quickly we learned.

The PR disaster during Anthony Scaramucci’s first week on the job — a profanity-laced diatribe to a national magazine in which the president’s new communications director blasted supposed colleagues and exposed the knife-fight chaos in the White House —tells us something worth remembering:
Communications is not for amateurs. Nor is governing.

As a longtime communications director, I find it unfathomable that “The Mooch” would say to anyone what he said about fellow White House officials Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon. That he would spew this to The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza (http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon) without assurances they were off the record is absolutely mind-boggling.




Equally tiring is a tendency among some so-called leaders to fall for the flatterer. Tell them they’re the very best. Profess your love (as Scaramucci has repeatedly done (http://heavy.com/news/2017/07/anthony-scaramucci-loves-trump-video-memes-reactions-tweets/)). Promise them the stars and moon will be theirs if it’s you telling their story. This is sometimes the way to get yourself hired as a communications director.

It’s a fool who chooses a sycophant for the job. Leaders need to be told the truth, even if it’s hard to hear, and the smart ones know it.

But we’re all fools if we expected anything other than Lord of the Flies from an administration that has both personified and accelerated the increasingly popular delusion that expertise and experience no longer matter. Really, is it such a surprise to see a real estate mogul and reality TV star possessing zero political knowledge turning communications over to a Wall Street wolf with no relevant experience?

Experience and expertise do count. Professional ethics still matter. And Washington is demonstrating the truth of this with each train-wreck day.

skuthorp
07-30-2017, 07:14 PM
"The PR disaster during Anthony Scaramucci’s first week on the job — a profanity-laced diatribe to a national magazine in which the president’s new communications director blasted supposed colleagues and exposed the knife-fight chaos in the White House —"

Sounds like he'll fit right in, and anyhow do you want a person there who's job is to mask and make excuses for the behaviour of his boss?

Canoeyawl
07-30-2017, 07:25 PM
Mooches other great line to the British reporter in response to her question how Trump is not elitist "he has pizza, cheeseburgers"

The good news is, that sh!t will kill you...

oznabrag
07-30-2017, 07:53 PM
we’re all fools if we expected anything other than Lord of the Flies

Truth.