Biden Deputy Chief of Staff appeals for unity by calling Republicans "a bunch of #@&*ers."
· Dec 17, 2020 ·

I don't know, sounds pretty sincere.

This is from Jen O'Malley Dillon, Biden's incoming Deputy Chief of Staff.

Let's get the obvious thing out of the way. None of us are saints. It's not as if I've never used profanity in my life. Or today.

But Dillon didn't drop a 15-pound dumbbell on her toe, which totally did not happen to me, or was with her girlfriends at a bar letting off some steam.

She was going on the record, in a glowing interview with a friendly media outlet (Glamour of all things), and seemed to think it was appropriate to call people with whom she has political differences,... a very bad word.

A word she used more than once.

Among others.

And she did this while calling for unity.

Here it is in its full context.

"Yes, exactly. And frankly, that's what we need. The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity. In the primary, people would mock him, like, 'You think you can work with Republicans?' I'm not saying they're not a bunch of #@&*ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn't wish for that, you couldn't wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that. From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too."

I've been reliably informed by the Biden team that the real story here is being lost, that she was calling for unity.

But read it closely. She wasn't. She said Biden was calling for unity. She was just using that as an opportunity to call political opponents names. In fact, it almost sounded like cover, like she didn't want her friends to think she believed that nonsense. "My boss wants unity, but we all know these people are #@&*ers, wink wink."

It was a long interview, and she had many other interesting things to say, and additional opportunities for her to indulge her fondness for the word "#@&*."

Did I mention Glamour was a friendly outlet? This was the first question:

Glennon Doyle: So to start: Thank you for being here and for saving the world.

So, in case you were wondering, no, Hunter Biden did not come up.

"I feel like it's so important to talk about the fact that I'm a mom. I think a lot of people just feel like that's still so incongruent with being a professional woman."

Good point.

Were this 1973.

People have different thoughts about this of course, but in the neighborhood I live in, about 90% of the moms work outside the home, most full-time in demanding fields, including my wife.

Can we please shelve the "I am woman hear me roar" shtick now? You are not a trailblazer marking a path for other women, inspired by your stunning courage, to follow. It's not special anymore and hasn't been for over 20 years.

Doyle: "And you're redefining what 'professional' is"

Dillon: "Exactly. Exactly."

No, you're not. Already been done, but thanks for playing!

"Because what people are saying is, 'I'm just still subscribing to this old patriarchal idea of what ‘professional' is.'"

Who are these people, and when exactly did they emerge from their comas?

"Women are not afraid to share information."

Well, we knew that.

"One, again, I have my kids to anchor me. They could give a &%^$ about all this."

Aww, that's sweet. I wonder if she'll show her young daughters all the grown-up words mommy uses!

"I get that you're not supposed to talk politics at the holiday dinner. Well, #@&* that."

In other words,

"Happy holidays, #@&*ers!"

Despite defenders coming out of the woodwork calling her "authentic" and "spicy," (this, after years of being told how offensive and crude Trump is), what really matters is decorum, honesty, and...

Ha, ha, just kidding.

It's the money that really matters.


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