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Tee hee: Clapper jokes at banquet about reading people’s e-mails

posted at 1:12 pm on June 11, 2013 by

See, it’s funny because … it’s apparently totally possible, and Clapper lied about it in front of Congress, and now he’s going to play it off as a big joke.

You need to be able to laugh at yourself in life. Or at the fellow citizens you’re spying on. Either way.

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And Dear Liar “joked” about siccing the IRS on his political opponents. They’re really rubbing our faces in it.

rbj on June 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Jeepers, creepers, where the hell did we get these peepers?

Flange on June 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM

In perhaps the evening’s most unusual moment, DNI Clapper, after aides had passed out lyric sheets, led the crowd in a teasing summary of Hayden’s career sung to the tune of the hymns of the four military services. He was accompanied on electric guitar by INSA member Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, a defense technology enthusiast and former member of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

I guess Rikki couldn’t lose that number even if she had a change of heart.

cbenoistd on June 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM

It is nothing to laugh about chucklehead. Where did all these morons come from?

zap-johnson on June 11, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Gen. Clapper needs to have his a$$ CUBO’d (Art-133).

Another Drew on June 11, 2013 at 1:58 PM

It is nothing to laugh about chucklehead. Where did all these morons come from?

They’re Obama supporters.

Another Drew on June 11, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I can see it now:

Clapper trial, day 187.

Clapper in the stand; prosecutor begins cross-examination:

Prosecutor: “Mr. Clapper…..what was your involvment with PRISM? When did you first become aware of the program?”

Clapper: “Well, it was certainly before June 7, 2009. I remember that because on that date, thats when you and Mrs. Tannenbaum met at Starbucks at 3:58 pm, and had a snack.”

Prosecutor: “………..”

Judge: “Does the state have any more questions?”

Prosecutor: “No, your honor, the state rests”

BobMbx on June 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

I’m afraid to say anything!

Allahs vulva on June 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Prison.

John the Libertarian on June 11, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Remember when Clapper used to at least try to act like he was really playing hard ball with this admin? Good times, good times…

cynccook on June 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM

If Clapper hadn’t said extraordinarily naive statements about Islam, I would defend his joke. I think he should be knowledgeable about enemies in this position, but I guess being naive about Islam is a requirement for serving in the Obama administration.

thuja on June 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM

And Dear Liar “joked” about siccing the IRS on his political opponents. They’re really rubbing our faces in it.

rbj on June 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Obama also joked about buzzing NYC with Air Force One.

hopeful on June 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM