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If you have to send out this memo …

posted at 10:01 am on July 4, 2013 by

… then it pretty much negates everything in it.  According to an upcoming book by Mark Leibovich on Washington’s political scene titled This Town, the White House circulated a memo in September of last year, instructing anyone contacted by the New York Times how to respond to questions about Valerie Jarrett for a profile the paper planned to publish of Barack Obama’s close confidante.  The memo’s title was, er … “The Magic of Valerie,” and it had 33 responses for staffers to extemporaneously parrot when interviewed (via Power Line):

The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her heart. She is an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person with a unique ability to pinpoint the voiceless and shine a light on them and the issues they and the President care about with the ultimate goal of making a difference in people’s lives.

Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative.

Valerie has an enormous capacity for both empathy and sympathy. She balances the need to be patient and judicious with the desire to get things done and work as hard as possible for the American people from the White House.

To know what both drives Valerie Jarrett and why the President values her opinion so much, you benefit greatly from really getting to know the woman.

Here’s my personal favorite:

Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)

Oooh! Oooh! Mr. Kotter! I have one: “Valerie is the kind of person you can tell how the IRS targeted the President’s political opponents, and who won’t tell anyone.”  Oh, wait — that’s Kathryn Ruemmler and Neil McDonoughNever mind.  Seriously, though — if the person making this claim has to append “(need examples)” to it, that’s a pretty big tell, no?

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No doubt “The Magic Of The One” is even more embarrassing. To the White House, that is.

Still, it says a great deal about the control-freak, micromanager mentality of this POTUS and his minions that, in a “news environment” that mainly consists of “journalists” fawning over the Messiah as if he were Louis XIV of France and they were his courtiers (“Who pays His Awesomeness his first compliment of the day this morning?”), that they even feel a need for this, much less actually did it.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 4, 2013 at 10:11 AM

I see narcissism is not confined to the POTUS.

conservative pilgrim on July 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Valerie is a cancer.

in other news this script error is still happening, are other people seeing it:

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dogsoldier on July 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM

What an embarrassment.

bluegill on July 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Little trip to creepy town there. Kinda makes you wonder about a follow up, “what not to say about Ms. VJ” memo. “The Mystique of Valerie Jarrett.” Just the facts ma’am.
“And while comments like, ‘No, she never actually hooked electrodes up to my privates’, may be factual, avoiding such comments publicly is strongly advised. With or without immunity.”

onomo on July 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

“To know her is to love her is to know her.” (I think Data used a variation of that in a Star Trek TNG episode.)

“And while comments like, ‘No, she never actually hooked electrodes up to my privates’, may be factual, avoiding such comments publicly is strongly advised. With or without immunity.”

Now THAT’S funny!

Athanasius on July 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM

dogsoldier on July 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I don’t see it because I’ve blocked all the sites that use flash videos to put ads on this site. They lock up my computer constantly (I often have more than one tab open with a HotAir story in it). And, “adap.tv” is one of the blocked URLs.

As to this memo…
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

GWB on July 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

“And while comments like, ‘No, she never actually hooked electrodes up to my privates’, may be factual, avoiding such comments publicly is strongly advised. With or without immunity.”

onomo on July 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Winner!

GWB on July 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM

#34 on that list could have been this:

Raymond Shaw Valerie Jarrett is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

Athanasius on July 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative. – White House Talking Point

Actually, she is as “innovative” as V.I. Lenín.
The only difference is: this time the Bolshevik Revolution will fail.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on July 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I posted this in the SAME headline thread, might as well cut and paste myself.

These people are sick, I am quite certain that some of the people working and living in the WH suffer from a serious mental disorder.

Think I’m joking, read this from the Mayo Clinic:

Definition of NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

: a personality disorder characterized especially by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, persistent need for admiration, lack of empathy for others, excessive pride in achievements, and snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes

Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:
Believing that you’re better than others
Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
Exaggerating your achievements or talents
Expecting constant praise and admiration
Believing that you’re special and acting accordingly
Failing to recognize other people’s emotions and feelings
Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
Taking advantage of others
Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
Being jealous of others
Believing that others are jealous of you
Trouble keeping healthy relationships
Setting unrealistic goals
Being easily hurt and rejected
Having a fragile self-esteem
Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

D-fusit on July 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Raymond ShawValerie Jarrett is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

James on July 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Athanasius on July 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Feh…missed it by that much!

James on July 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

The real story is that Valerie wrote it herself.

John the Libertarian on July 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Magic rat-face who married into a Commie family.

OxyCon on July 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

So sad that they don’t have JournoList to distribute this nonsense anymore.

apostic on July 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

So sad that they don’t have JournoList to distribute this nonsense anymore.

apostic

That we know about…

Knott Buyinit on July 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Valerie has an enormous capacity for both empathy and sympathy.

Residents of places like Grove Parc Plaza and Altgeld Gardens beg to differ on that point.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/06/27/grim_proving_ground_for_obamas_housing_policy/

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/11/who-is-valerie-jarrett-senior-white.html

Stu Gotts on July 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Any magic attached to Valerie Jarret is Satanic in origin. Daughter of Lies.

ROCnPhilly on July 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM

If you have to remind everyone of just how wonderful you are, the opposite is closer to the truth….

Ace ODale on July 4, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Isn’t “magic” defined as an illusion created by misdirection and the use of props to give the audience the appearance that the performer has done something supernatural or impossible in reality. If so, this whole government seems to be based on magic, together with a large dollop of diversion of funds.

flataffect on July 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

From the powerline link (Emphasis mine):

Single mother, woman working to the top in a competitive male dominated world, African, working for change from the grassroots to big business.

WHAT??

Buy Danish on July 4, 2013 at 3:11 PM

To know what both drives Valerie Jarrett and why the President values her opinion so much.

She’s a sociopath. He’s an incompetent narcissist with mommy issues.

RadClown on July 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Hail, Satan!

John the Libertarian on July 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Here’s one they missed:

“Others follow out of sheer curiosity”

RealMc on July 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

So if Obama walks into a room does Valerie chant…hail satan or is that just restricted to the evil hags in Texas…..

crosshugger on July 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

She’s an evil monchichi

batterup on July 4, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)

Um… she tried several times to stop the Bin Laden assassination?

The Rogue Tomato on July 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

…we will punish our enemies!…that… nice vj?

KOOLAID2 on July 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Shes actually the unelected Pres. How I dream of the day that she gets exposed. That would take a reporter and we dont have those anymore.

neyney on July 4, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I am sure Donald Trump would call her a “great friend” but, then again, that’s what he calls everyone.

Sherman1864 on July 5, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I can’t stand her!

losarkos on July 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Pal Val is a rather odd-looking puppet-master.
Either Jarrett has been doing “it” with Barry Soetoro or she has lots of dirt on him! What else could explain her fealty in the guise of power?
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on July 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Somebody’s been watching too many Dos Equis commercials.

antipc on July 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM

She’s an evil monchichi

batterup on July 4, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Perfect!

totherightofthem on July 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM