Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Don't mind those uniformed people, they're just clearing the plates

Remember the story, possibly apocryphal, about Hillary Clinton using Marines in dress-blue uniforms as cocktail party waiters when she was First Lady?

Well, Valerie Jarrett, one of Dear Leader's closest advisers and the one who proclaimed his administration "ready to RULE from Day 1"  (emphasis ours) has taken that contempt to a whole new level, according to The Daily Caller:

"During an exclusive dinner hosted Monday by the Alfalfa Club, Obama adviser Valerie Jarret had just such a moment. And were it not for an irritated tipster, Jarret might have walked away from the dinner unblemished.

According to our tipster, Jarrett was seated at the head table along with several other big-name politicians and a handful of high-ranking military officials. As an officer sporting several stars walked past Jarrett, she signaled for his attention and said, 'I’d like another glass of wine.

White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, who was seated next to Jarret, began 'cracking up nervously,' our tipster said, but no one pointed out to Jarrett that the man sporting a chestful of medals was not her waiter."

At least Hillary presumably knew that the Marines were just that - military men and not food servers, even though they were being used as such. Ms. Jarrett must have thought the person who (according to the story) graciously went ahead and poured her wine without saying a word had received all those decorations for such acts meritorious coffee-pouring and heroic cake-serving.

The fact that one of the highest-ranking people in Washington hasn't the slightest clue of what a military person looks like after two full years in the White House is quite frankly embarrassing, and probably sadly indicative of the respect (or lack thereof) the Obama Administration has for the apparatus that helps keep America the freest nation on earth.

(link via Boortz)

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

One would figure that even someone completely unfamiliar with the military would know the difference between a military uniform and a waiter's if this is true, it's pathetic on a level even beyond what you say.

And quite frankly, I would have at least hoped that someone attaining to the highest levels of power would have eaten in a few nice restaurants to learn what a waiter's jacket looks like. Even I've done that!