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Lords of the Transition Team (Mark Steyn)
National Review Online ^ | August 2, 2013 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 08/02/2013 3:23:51 PM PDT by neverdem

Our leadership class’s real accomplishment is résumé padding.

Let us put aside, as he so rarely does, Anthony Weiner’s spambot penis, and consider his wife and putative first lady. By universal consent, Huma Abedin is “smart, accomplished” (the Guardian), “whip-smart” (The Week), “accomplished” (Time), “smart and accomplished” (the Daily News) — oh, and did I mention “accomplished” (Forbes)?

So, if she’s so smart, what has she accomplished? Let us put aside her Muslim Brotherhood family background — let us put it aside in the same corner as Anthony Weiner’s infidel penis, the Muslim Brotherhood being one of the few things on the planet rising even more spectacularly than Anthony. Instead, consider merely the official résumé. Huma Abedin’s present employment is as “head of Hillary Clinton’s transition team.” Mrs Clinton, you may recall, was once secretary of state. This was way back in January. Since then, she has been “transitioning away from government to become more involved in her family’s charitable foundation.” You can’t make a “transition” without a “transition team.” Well, not in America. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands recently abdicated and managed to transition away from being queen back to the non-queen sector without benefit of a “transition team.” But it would be entirely unreasonable to expect U.S. cabinet officials to attempt the same tricky maneuver...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huma; marksteyn; weiner

1 posted on 08/02/2013 3:23:51 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 08/02/2013 3:28:51 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

A+


3 posted on 08/02/2013 3:30:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: neverdem
Our leadership class’s real accomplishment is résumé padding.

Leadership? The proper term is ruling class.

4 posted on 08/02/2013 3:32:52 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

A++


5 posted on 08/02/2013 3:41:38 PM PDT by pelican001
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To: pelican001

No argument. A++


6 posted on 08/02/2013 3:42:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: neverdem

The salary feeds the bulldog, but the real money is in pimping influence—real or assumed (with her boss?)—and insider information.

Humid made as much as $355,000 in ‘consulting contracts’ while on the govt. payroll as Hildabeast’s major domo, Persian rug or whatever it is she did to make the beast’s life more comfortable.

Steyn is in top form here. Government by a useless-eater kakistocracy.
The founding fathers would see an idiocracy.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 3:46:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: neverdem

"We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen!"

8 posted on 08/02/2013 4:02:34 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: neverdem

Steyn is a national treasure.

Thanks for linking to the print version.

Wonder if Huma still finds time to occasionally service Killery. And if not Huma, then who?


9 posted on 08/02/2013 4:29:10 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: neverdem

The media has also been pushing the claim that Huma is also “Beautiful”.

I guess it worked so well with Big Moochie they decided to apply the same tactic to The Scarecrow.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 4:58:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


11 posted on 08/02/2013 10:45:49 PM PDT by JLS
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To: neverdem

Excellent Steyn. Bump for the morning crowd.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 1:20:50 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: JennysCool

Our whole economy is based on pretending it seems sometimes


13 posted on 08/03/2013 1:26:46 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I love how Steyn instantly pivots from pointing out these people are nothing but influence peddlers to rent seekers, to the topic of what it will really take to get the economy going again. He’s just a treasure.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 2:49:38 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: neverdem
.The most ridiculous thing about Anthony Weiner is not the tumescence of his Tweets but the flaccidness of his résumé.

LOL!!!!

15 posted on 08/03/2013 3:30:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Iron Munro
The media has also been pushing the claim that Huma is also “Beautiful”.

Yech, when I saw a picture of Huma and the Weiner together at a press conference, they looked like two buzzards on a dead tree branch eyeing a carcass. Yep, a really purty sight they were...............

16 posted on 08/03/2013 4:25:58 AM PDT by varon (Down with tyranny)
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To: neverdem

I feel cheated. I never got a Transition Team when I lost MY job.


17 posted on 08/03/2013 4:38:34 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: neverdem

18 posted on 08/03/2013 5:19:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: neverdem

I don’t know if Steyn is married, but if he is, I do know that he cannot French kiss his wife. Her mouth would be a bloody mess requiring more stitches than I can imagine.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 5:22:15 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: tumblindice; neverdem
...as Hildabeast’s major domo, Persian rug or whatever it is she did to make the beast’s life more comfortable.

Wouldn't Huma be more like the Hildabeest's rug cleaner?

20 posted on 08/03/2013 5:26:18 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: neverdem

If people really thought about how the ruling class in this country carries on, we’d burn Washington DC to the ground. It looks like the Clintons, being world-class grifters themselves, have surrounded themselves with similar ilk.


21 posted on 08/03/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT by zeugma (Be a truechimer, not a falseticker!)
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To: sickoflibs
...recently broke the exclusive news that Ms. Abedin is taking “extended vacation time from her job.” This is not because the Clintons are naturally revolted at having their good name sullied by association with a sick pervert and his creepy enabling wife, but because, as you eventually discover if you plough deep into Miss Haberman’s story...

Ping

22 posted on 08/03/2013 8:05:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: neverdem

BTTT


23 posted on 08/03/2013 8:39:18 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: neverdem

I don’t remember Mark’s ever being this funny. I made the mistake of trying to eat lunch while I read this column. Bad move.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: neverdem

The perfect column.


25 posted on 08/03/2013 11:59:17 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JLS

Thank you for the ping. Steyn’s rapier hit the commie rat b*****ds’ hearts that time.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 1:46:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: FreedomPoster

Steyn is one of the best


27 posted on 08/03/2013 2:11:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: neverdem

“Subsequently, she [Huma] was deputy chief of staff at the State Department, a job so demanding she latterly combined it with some private-sector consulting. “

This can put Hillary in jail. Someone needs to follow the $, as there’s no way Abedin wasn’t connecting Hillary’s SOS calendar and appointments to donations to Bill’s “Foundation” (that was connected to the consulting firm that Huma was double dipping at).


28 posted on 08/04/2013 12:30:28 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: neverdem
BTTT

Steyn is masterful. So many instances of his biting wit to note .... here's two:

He was reported by his ever reliable New York Times stenographer Adam Nagourney ...

Mrs. Clinton flew a million miles — to “reset” our relationship with Russia, and lead from behind in the Arab Spring. This weekend, America’s embassies in Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, and a bunch of other places will be shut down because everybody hates us. Meanwhile, Putin has embraced the first American defector to Moscow in decades, and is all but egging Obama to pull out of the G20 Summit and the insufficiently LGBT-friendly Russian Olympics. As Hillary in her more reflective moments must surely wonder about those million miles, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

29 posted on 08/04/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: neverdem

Great Steyn!


30 posted on 08/04/2013 6:13:19 AM PDT by Gritty (The real story of Detroit: private enterprise built it, government destroyed it!-Peter Schiff)
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To: neverdem

bttt


31 posted on 08/04/2013 10:17:42 AM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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