The State Department's New Mouthpiece

The new State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, has a history of serving as Barack Obama's mouthpiece. People will yearn for the days of Victoria Nuland -- who actually had a long bipartisan and impressive career. She has been replaced by a hack. Obama's second term even more than his first term has been marked by political hacks being rewarded with plum government jobs. This is true over at the State Department, as well, where Jen Psaki has been given the high profile position as its spokeswoman. How did she get the job? How else does one get a job in this administration? As payback for service done not for the nation but for the career and image of Barack Obama. Jen Psaki first came to my attention back in 2007 when she zealously defended Barack Obama for attending a fundraiser for his campaign held at the home of former NBA basketball player Allan Houston, who has a history of espousing anti-Semitism -- a history that drew the ire of the Anti-Defamation League, American...(Read Full Post)