Sunday, September 17, 2017
This is Awkward, Really
In criticizing Sarah Huckabee Sanders, I made the awkward comparison to Sean Spicer, in that Spicer seemed to have an awareness that he was lying and that it might be kind of bad, at times. Maybe that was why he sometimes had to go hide in the bushes. I don't know.
I do know that I'm not really comfortable with him being made a kind of celebrity. Yeah, he can be personable. But there's something just really messed-up about a person lying for a corrupt, media-hating, bigoted Trump Administration for several months, and then whimsically making a farce of it, as if being dishonest for a living was a punchline.
It's probably true that he won't ever get a job in any elected official's press shop again, and it's probably also true that we can't expect a juicy tell-all about the White House from him. I just don't know that he should be feted for separating from a job that it should have become apparent was morally appalling to do and I am not thrilled with the Emmy program sort of "sheep-dipping" him this way.
If he were to talk straight about the Trump Administration, that might be the start of something.