President Obama’s nasty communications director Anita Dunn, the Mao Zedong lover, is leaving the White House after just a few months of employment. As field marshal in the president’s war against Fox News, which she called “a wing of the Republican Party,” Dunn presided over a government-sanctioned dumbing down of political discourse.
The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder claims in a bon voyage puff piece that within the West Wing the venomous Dunn is known as the “Fairy Godmother.”
Dunn fancied herself a standup comedian when she unconvincingly claimed she was only joking when she praised Mao by calling the brutal Communist dictator of China “one of the two people that I turn to most.” Hilarious! There have to be 70 million murdered Chinese rolling in the aisles! What a knee-slapper.
In a farewell air kiss, Ambinder wrongly claims Dunn was unfairly attacked for her “(clearly arch) citation of Chairman Mao as a favorite philosopher in a light-hearted speech to college graduates.” In fact the speech wasn’t terribly light-hearted and it was before impressionable little kids. (The Lower School of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., serves “preschool and elementary students.”)
Next stop for Dunn: the Friars Club.
But seriously folks, Dunn is heading off to make gazillions at her consulting firm. However, this thug’s going to stay on as a consultant to the White House.
“I’m sure Chairman Mao would appreciate that whole private wealth thing ya got goin’ there,” Glenn Beck said on his TV show today.
Dunn’s successor at the White House will be Dan Pfeiffer. The unctuous insider Ambinder shows just how objective he is when he lauds the incoming communications director for his “coolness on health care — even as the political world was going into a tizzy.”
Was Pfeiffer in the room when President Obama created the “firstname.lastname@example.org” rat-out-your- friends-and-neighbors-who-oppose-socialist-medicine program? Not exactly a cool move.