Monday, October 28, 2013


This White House seems utterly unconcerned with security and counterintelligence (see Khost, Seal Team Six, and Benghazi). When important matters are at stake, however, they are relentless and competent.

Stung by a Twitter renegade, group in Obama administration launched sting of its own
Two quick points. First, unlike Joe Biden's mouth, Jofi Joseph's twitter account did not compromise important operations.

Joseph, who held a high-level security clearance, was ordered to leave the building. The Twitter feed does not appear to have included any disclosures of classified information.
John Fund adds this tidbit:

Obama's Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

What apparently intensified the campaign to identify the “snarker” was a comment about Valerie Jarrett, the senior Obama adviser who has her own Secret Service detail and appears to exercise an inordinate amount of power behind the scenes. Joseph tweeted “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.
Second, the WaPo article demonstrates the MSM's acute lack of self-awareness and journalists's instinctive protectiveness of this administration.

When the reporters dig into the twitter account, they give us this:

He also brutally mocked national security adviser Susan E. Rice and U.N. Ambas­sador Samantha Power. “What’s with the dominatrix-like black suit ­Susan Rice is wearing at this ­announcement?” @natsecwonk tweeted when Rice was chosen to replace Donilon on June 5.
I guess they don't read their own newspaper or they forgot that likening a powerful woman to a dominatrix is in no way insulting.

When looking at the image of Rice in Wiesbaden, the mind searches for ways to put it all into context. It turns to fiction, to caricature. To shadowy daydreams. Dominatrix! It is as though sex and power can only co-exist in a fantasy.

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