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The Future of Fareed (0 tapps CNN Pundit for top spot in 2nd Term)
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/17/2012 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 04/17/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT by mojito

A CNN pundit who has advocated nuclear containment of Iran and expressed antipathy towards American democracy is said to be on the short list for a top diplomatic post in a second Obama administration—perhaps even secretary of State. That is raising red flags across Capitol Hill and within foreign policy circles.

Fareed Zakaria hosts CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” a weekly program focusing on international issues and American foreign policy. Zakaria is also an editor-at-large for Time magazine and a columnist for the Washington Post, where he regularly praises the president’s policies.

Zakaria has gone to great lengths to ingratiate himself to Obama, frequently flattering the president and vociferously attacking his critics on both sides of the political aisle. This could be the reason Obama is so keen on the pundit, sources said.

“Every column he’s written in the Washington Post for the last two years has been a job application,” said one longtime Washington foreign policy insider who requested anonymity. “He’s just climbing the greasy pole.”

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Speculation has only increased over the years, as Zakaria and Obama bonded over several face-to-face sit-downs and powwows about critical world events. It has even been reported that the president phones the CNN talking head to get “wisdom and advice about issues around the world.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bbf; boystown; fareedzakaria; greasypole; obama; toady
Yes, I can actually see this happening. 0 likes to keep his boyfriends close to hand.

Climbing the greasy pole, indeed.

1 posted on 04/17/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT by mojito
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YGBFKM moment, here!


2 posted on 04/17/2012 2:54:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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I don’t see this as causing any visible difference: The Gay Guy from CNN has been a defacto high level adviser to Zero since before 2008. Formalizing the relationship would have the positive impact of throwing the fudge packer off the Sunday Morning lineup.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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A CNN pundit .... is said to be on the short list for a top diplomatic post in a second Obama administration —perhaps even secretary of State.

From beer-swilling Hillary to a CNN pundit .... what could go wrong? /s

4 posted on 04/17/2012 2:58:24 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: mojito

That’s the “Post-American World” author. Tells you all you need to know about where he plans on taking this country.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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That’s the “Post-American World” author. Tells you all you need to know about where he plans on taking this country.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 3:01:35 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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There was a photo of Zero holding that book for all the lickspittle eunuch media to see.

Just to show them all that he really is the smartest president ever.

7 posted on 04/17/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT by mojito
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8 posted on 04/17/2012 3:12:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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This makes a bunch of sense. Fareed takes SOS so The Hildabeaste can run for VP.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 3:36:25 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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People like to hang with others like them.

Idiots with obtuse agendas.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 3:49:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Early on I described Obama as viewing America like an envious and resentful Third Worlder and he’s proven that correct more times than could be counted. So, of course he’d like to have Fareed in the White House because Fareed and Obama view America the same way.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 4:29:27 PM PDT by Will88
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Any of y’all texans planning on going to Fareed’s Screed at Midland College on the 24th.

Might be fun to axe him a few questions.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 4:35:31 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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Our biggest mistake is in thinking that Obama thinks
and behaves or reacts as an American would.

He does not.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Fareed Zakaria?

Not no, but hell no.

14 posted on 04/17/2012 8:32:32 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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“Every column he’s written in the Washington Post for the last two years has been a job application,” said one longtime Washington foreign policy insider who requested anonymity. “He’s just climbing the greasy pole.”

Chunk-spewing-inducing metaphor alert!

15 posted on 04/18/2012 7:47:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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Zakaria, a Muslim, attended Harvard from 1986 to 1993 when he earned his Ph.D. In the doctorate program he would have taught classes.

Obama, a ??, attended Harvard from 1988 to 1991.

I suspect their relationship goes much farther back and is much more complex than has been discussed.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 9:13:35 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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Great sleuthing. Thanks.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by mojito
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