Skip to comments.Lords of the Transition Team (Mark Steyn)
Posted on 08/02/2013 3:23:51 PM PDT by neverdem
Our leadership classs real accomplishment is résumé padding.
Let us put aside, as he so rarely does, Anthony Weiners 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 shes 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 Weiners 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 Abedins present employment is as head of Hillary Clintons 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 familys charitable foundation. You cant 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...
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Leadership? The proper term is ruling class.
No argument. A++
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.
"We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen!"
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?
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.
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Thanks for the ping neverdem.
Excellent Steyn. Bump for the morning crowd.
Our whole economy is based on pretending it seems sometimes
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.
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...............
I feel cheated. I never got a Transition Team when I lost MY job.
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.
Wouldn't Huma be more like the Hildabeest's rug cleaner?
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.
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.
The perfect column.
Thank you for the ping. Steyn’s rapier hit the commie rat b*****ds’ hearts that time.
Steyn is one of the best
“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).
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, Americas 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?