July 21st, 2017

Sean Spicer resigns

To tell you the truth, I can’t say I blame him. What a difficult job it must be:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday in a move apparently tied to the hiring of a new top communications aide, marking a major shakeup in the president’s press shop at an already tumultuous time.

Spicer’s departure was confirmed just moments after President Trump met with the man being tapped for White House communications director, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci….

While Spicer is close to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Priebus told The Associated Press that he supports Scaramucci “100 percent.”

“We go back a long, long way and are very good friends,” Priebus said of Scaramucci. “All good here.”

There are rumors, however, to the contrary about Priebus:

…[Scaramucci’s] appointment would be unusual, given his lack of a traditional communications portfolio. But he has been seen as an avid and effective defender of the president on television…

Mr. Scaramucci was recently the subject of a retracted story by CNN that dealt with investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. He accepted an apology from the network, but Mr. Trump’s supporters were gratified by Mr. Scaramucci’s approach to getting the story removed.

It is unclear if Mr. Scaramucci’s appointment will be blocked by Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff. Officials have said Mr. Priebus helped jettison an earlier plan to put Mr. Scaramucci in the White House Office of Public Liaison.

Oh, so it’s that Scaramucci.

And now I’ve got an earworm. Want one too (hint: can you do the fandango?)? See 3:11 to 3:17:

19 Responses to “Sean Spicer resigns”

  1. Brian Swisher Says:

    Here.

  2. OldTexan Says:

    Nothing really matters…….

  3. parker Says:

    Dennis Miller would be a perfect Trump press secretary.

  4. CV Says:

    I have always despised Bohemian Rhapsody. Even the suggestion of the song gives me an ear worm. Thanks Neo!

  5. parker Says:

    Just spent 30 minutes in basement as tornadoes briefly touched down 9 miles to the south and 3 miles to the north. The POTUS press secretary should be someone from tornado alley where everything is more important than the bs from DC that is a distant buzz of gossip from the pretenders that are busy sniffing butts at cocktail parties and congressional hearings. I p*ss on them all from a great height

  6. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Time will tell but I fear this may be a mistake.

    Specifically, bringing on board Scarramucci, who verbally dumped all over Trump during the campaign. Asked about it now, he offers a really lame, nonsensical excuse. Saying back in 2015 he knew little about politics. But leaves unsaid that since then… spending some time as a FOX news contributor now qualifies him to opine knowledgeably.

    Now we learn that Trump just threw Israel under the bus. “Israel: U.S.-Russia Deal on Syria Gives Iran a Win, Is Unacceptable”

    Trump is getting a lot of really bad advice… and it’s leading him into a lot of mistakes.

  7. Matthew Says:

    Scaramouche was a stock character in the Commedie D’Art (sp?). It was also the name of an adventure novel by Raphael Sabatini set during the French Revolution. I always think of the novel when I hear Bohemian Rhapsody and when I heard the news of Spicer’s replacement.

    Sean Spicer simply wasn’t good at his job. Probably decent guy, he need to do something else.

  8. Dave Says:

    Isn’t scaramouche a big shot in Wall Street, why has he taken this lowly job?

  9. Dave Says:

    Hiring Sean spencer was a big mistake because Sean just doesn’t have the look and charisma. Looks matter for the role. Sarah huckerbee is a plus size girl but she is gorgeous in a different way, looks a bit like Julia Stiles too.

  10. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Dave,

    Ego I suspect.

    Far more than looks and charisma are needed for that job. Given the schisms in Trump’s inner circle, I’m a bit doubtful that anyone can do that job

  11. vanderleun Says:

    “There are rumors, however, to the contrary about Priebus:”

    Rumors, Schumers.

  12. vanderleun Says:

    “Given the schisms in Trump’s inner circle….”

    At this point why anyone wants to assert they know anything about what’s up in that inner circle and is not part of that circle is beyond me.

  13. Cornflour Says:

    Fans of Bohemian Rhapsody might want to take a look at Lake Street Dive’s version at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqEiWN44L3M

    In Halloween costume, they do an affectionate parody of Queen.

    Lake Street Dive’s lead singer has an amazing voice, and the rest of the band is very good. Lots of YouTube videos and more fun than politics.

  14. JuliB Says:

    Per the Daily Mail, Scarramucci referred to him as Melissa McCarthy. The guy sounds like an absolute charmer.

  15. Big Maq Says:

    Nobody will last in the job unless they can bury their own ego in service to trump, as sooner or later, he’s going to pull the rug out from underneath them (multiple times) and they will be without any credibility.
    .

    trump picked a man who fund raised for obama in 2008, AND is from Wall Street.

    Didn’t trump make a YUGE deal about Cruz’s wife’s Wall Street ties a while back?
    .

    But, hey, trump says he’s okay, so must be true!

    Let’s discredit anyone who doubts it.
    /sk

  16. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Didn’t trump make a YUGE deal about Cruz’s wife’s Wall Street ties a while back?

    Trum has more Gold mann sachs on his admin payroll than Cruz’s wife’s entire life now.

  17. Big Maq Says:

    “Trum has more Gold mann sachs on his admin payroll than Cruz’s wife’s entire life now.” Ymar S

    Strange how trump supporters don’t seem to mind that at all, or ignore it altogether. Ho hum.

    Not that it is necessarily inherently bad on its own, but it is something that trump made a big deal about and tied his “drain the swamp” message to.

  18. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Trum’s backers also called me and others like me cucks, liars, and supporters of what they called “Lyin Cruz”. Reminded me of the way Confederate Demoncrats talked about Sherman and Lincoln being tyrants.

    The war always needs the war propaganda for the war tools and zombies first.

  19. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Alinsky method calls for attacking enemies and defending allies. No matter what the cost. This is war, and war requires sacrifice and Obedience. Then again, that’s the same way the Left used to win, which is why People Are Not Tired of Winning.

    No matter what the spiritual costs.

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