A Memo to Kellyanne Conway (Beltway Grind)

#poseurs | #WhatTheyVotedFor

Kellyanne Conway speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, 4 March 2016. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)


To: Kellyanne Conway

re: Fake indignance

Politico explains:

In her first TV interview in over a week, Kellyanne Conway explained her recent lack of broadcast appearances Wednesday by noting President Donald Trump’s ability to disseminate his own message and her challenges as a working mother.

“I don’t think I have to explain myself if I’m not going on TV if I’m out with four kids for three days looking at houses and schools,” the counselor to the president told Fox News’ Sean Hannity during an interview taped from the floor of the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor.

She added: “A lot of my colleagues aren’t trying to figure out how to be a mother of four kids, I assure you.”

The fake indignance is the problem. Well, okay, one among so many others, sure; but for the moment, yeah, the rest of us might wonder if that posturing works outside #DimensionTrump.

Family commitments are family commitments; nobody will take issue with that. To that end, yes, it’s true Mr. Bannon isn’t trying to take care of four kids, and from what we hear, that is for the best.

Still, though, you don’t think you have to explain yourself? Let’s see, you give us your best Baghdad Bob and then disappear for a week while the presidential administration you dissimulate―at best―for crashes, burns, tries to get up, and falls into its own smoking hole, dal segno al coda ad nauseam, where you were last seen pitching, so, you know, at the very least people are going to ask.

Nor is this one of those excuses anyone else must, or even gets to, approve. Honestly, it generally falls under the, “Duh!” category. And to that end, yeah, actually, as reasons go, family commitments are family commitments are family commitments.

But all things considered, no, you don’t get to pretend indignance at the question. Welcome back, madam; let’s see if you can be a little more convincing this time around.


Image note: Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Lima, Cristiano. “Asked about TV absence, Conway cites family commitments”. Politico. 22 February 2017.

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