There has been much gnashing of teeth and clutching of pearls. The din of spoons banging on highchairs is deafening. The left is suffering from a collective case of the vapors. They have donned their pink hats and are baying at the moon. The cause? White House special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly said in response to McCain’s opposition to Gina Haspel nomination to head the CIA, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” For this her face must be smashed with he jackboot of tolerance. There is no mention of her children or perhaps an elderly parent she is caring for. She is a deplorable and must be terminated. Once she is gone the media can go on to the next deplorable.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to confirm or deny reports stating, “I'm not going to validate a leak.” A reporter for The Hill has suggested that a public apology by the White House would probably settle the controversy. Experience has shown that groveling is always the best solution. Business Insider has reported that Sanders and other senior members of the press team were more disturbed by the leak than what Sadler had said. This is understandable. Someone on their team leaked information obviously damaging to the administration. This individual is certain to leak in the future and those leaks could possibly be far more damaging.
Sadler’s remark has given the media and their allies an opportunity to display their moral superiority. Mitt Romney said "John McCain makes America great. Those who mock such greatness only humiliate themselves and their silent accomplices.” Lindsey Graham asserted “I wish the White House would apologize for disgusting joke about John McCain. Sen Flake tweeted, “There are no words.” Former Secretary of State Kerry responded that he and McCain learned some "four letter" words while serving in the Navy that could be applied to McCain's critics. It should be noted that Kerry served in Vietnam and speaks French.
The attempt will be made to hold President responsible for Sadler’s remarks. After all, according to Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, Trump sets “a tone at the top.” Have other presidents been held responsible for remarks made by their staff.? We have the example of President Obama who claimed, “In my first term, I sang Al Green; in my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.” Young Jeezy is known for his performance of the rap classic and all time favorite “My Nigga.” Perhaps President Obama set a tone that allowed his subordinates to display a lack of class. This may be the case with Patrick Gaspard, a close advisor to the President.
Patrick Gaspard has had a long and distinguished career. He was Associate Personnel Director of President-elect Obama's transition team and National Political Director of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He served as the Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs from January 2009 to 2011. He served as the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee from 2011 to 2013. From 2013 until 2016 he served as United States Ambassador to South Africa. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Columbia University although he had not earned an undergraduate degree. While DNC Executive Director, Gaspard, tweeted in a profane about the Obamacare decision of the Supreme Court. The Blaze claims it has the actual tweet: Take that motherfuckers! This tweet was removed and is possibly no longer available on the internet. His tweet,
“It’s constitutional. Bitches” remains. Gaspard left is position after the election and tweeted, “I left my posting shortly after the election a year ago, and have not stopped criticizing the vulgarity of this current occupant of the White House.”