The Death of the Media, Cont.
Those dishes aren’t going to wash themselves.
There’s a lot of clean-up going on in Aisle 3, as it were, and Chief of Staff John Kelly is once again holding the mop.
The Very Serious People inside the beltway are all praising Kelly’s brief comments to the press yesterday when he defended his boss thusly:
“He was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed,” Kelly said Dunford told him. “He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. He knew what the possibilities were because we were at war. And when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That’s what the President tried to say to the four families the other day.”
Kelly’s statement is disingenuous at best. And the Villagers all went for it.
Note that Kelly does NOT try to dispute what Preznint Stupid did say (“He knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.”), but says that is what Stupid tried to say.
Kelly is a good soldier, and he is being called things like the moral center of this Administration today. Let’s be clear about this: there is no moral center of the Fourth Reich. Kelly didn’t stand up for Gold Star families when Trump attacked the Khans, and he did not stand up for the Johnson family with this statement either. He stood up for his boss.
And I don’t think I have to mention that Kelly joined the Administration as the head of DHS and was gladly in charge of the policy of “Deport ‘Em All,” which I don’t think I have to mention is NOT a moral center. Oops, looks like I said it after all!
Next time I eff-up, I’m gonna use the tried to say defense and see how it works out for me.
Just saw other parts of his talk:
You know, when I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore as we see from recent cases. Life — the dignity of life — is sacred. That’s gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well.
Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the summer. But I just thought — the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, I just thought that that might be sacred.
See comment about the Khans above, and now we can add pussy-grabbing. And Kelly’s the moral center? So much bullshit. Come-on, Villagers, you can do better than this.